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Ephemeral Pebble Mosaics

portrait of a man's face made out of pebbles

representation of Michaelangelo's David made out of pebbles

portrait of a woman's face made out of pebbles

British land artist Justin Bateman makes these incredible portraits of people and objects using small stones and pebbles he finds in locations around his home in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Each portrait is documented and then left to atrophy, either by rain, wind, or human/animal intervention.

See also these stone alphabets by Clotilde Olyff. Prints are available. (via my modern met)