Okay, so having a giant portrait created of yourself is a bit narcissistic. It is, however, a tradition that goes back centuries. Now, there's another way to immortalize yourself or a loved one in lieu of the traditional Sargent-like oil painting or the scary Sears Portrait Studio-style, shown below.
The Sicis Art Mosaic Factory, with showrooms all over the world, create stunning mosaic 'everything' from high-heeled bathtubs to lighting, mannequins and wall art. And now they offer tasteful custom mosaic portraits made from photographs.
The portraits comes in four standard sizes, and custom sizes are available. Two frame types are offered and you can choose a monochromatic or black and white portrait against a variety of colored backgrounds.
Several different colors and finishes are available for the backgrounds, as you can see from the options below:
The pieces are wonderful likenesses and are not garish as so many mosaics can be.
All images courtesy of SICIS.
The Sicis custom mosaic portraits are offered in New York, Paris and Milan.
Where to find SICIS Portrait:Sicis Showroom a Milan
See their mosaic Pin-up girls, rugs, and furniture here.
See their high heeled mosaic bathtbs and lighting here.
A More Expensive Option-Gemstone Portraits
If you'd like another unusual custom portrait option, albeit a very expensive one, check out these mosaic portraits made with real gemstones, like the diamond one of Jay-Z shown below.