The stunning use of mosaics in the Town Centre is among the artistic features that make Camana Bay such a fascinating place. The installations are strategically located to ensure an element of surprise when their discovery is made, along with amazement at their size, scale, and beauty. As befitting Camana Bay’s standards, the quality of the glass tiles in the mosaics is of the highest order –– imported Bisazza Venetian glass tiles from Vicenza, Italy, crafted in 114 customized colours. The artisans who created these dynamic and intricately woven designs used the historic art of hand-cutting to illustrate the minute details.
The Observation Tower
A majestic floor-to-ceiling mosaic depicting Cayman’s beautiful reefs and marine life illuminates The Observation Tower, climbing, as the viewer does, to the top for a 360-degree view of the entire island. The mosaic artwork mimics the experience of scuba diving, with the first level representing the ocean floor, which ascends to The Tower’s top for a view of the sun peering through the water’s crest. The work is educational, as well as beautiful, as the photographs used as the installation’s model were taken from a number of world-renowned dive spots in the waters surrounding the Sister Islands.
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Mosaics are used as a landmark and as a unique wayfinder on the breezeways that lead from the Cassia and Canella courtyards to the waterfront of The Crescent. Colourful tiles add visual beauty and a sense of wonder to a stroll through corridors with barrel-vaulted ceilings. Although each mosaic is created within similar spaces, the installations are quite distinct from each other to distinguish the location of each breezeway. One depicts tranquil water droplets while the other continues the aquatic theme with a vibrant representation of sea anemnome. Detailed examination is required to appreciate the tremendous amount of effort and artistry that has gone into creating such ambitious and mesmerising creations.
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