"If you're like me, you never forget a face but can't recall the name, so you invent elaborate reminders. Take this funny looking bird with the false nose, the pasted-on eyebrows and the bright cheek smears - Emmett Kelly with feathers."
Mid-century modern meets Motawi mastery in these tiles based on the work of celebrated wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922-2007), a self-described "minimal realist." This image was done in 1971 as a part of Harper's book Natural History Through the Eyes of Charley Harper.
Motawi polychrome tiles are striking individual art pieces as much as functional tile installation accents. Each one is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Motawi embraces variation and handmade beauty. The bold heft of each Motawi tile reveals serious craftsmanship. And the time-honored hand-glazing methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
On the back you will find the Motawi Tileworks stamp, the signature of the tilemaker and a notch for hanging.
Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 5/8 inches