Some people prefer sand beaches over beaches with pebbles. Sand may be softer to lie on, but pebbles have their own advantages. The UK-based artist Justin Bateman uses pebbles to create temporary mosaics of famous masterpieces like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.
All of Bateman’s pieces are created on-site, so they can only survive for a short time. According to the artist, the creative process is more important to him than leaving a permanent mark. Luckily, Bateman’s work is captured in photographs, so we can continue enjoying it despite its fleeting character. Take a look.