Gallery

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Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute these two life size mosaics for the Church of St. Martha in Murrieta CA. Each mosaic stands at 3' x 8'

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL

St. Martha’s Church

in Murrieta, CA

Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute this mosaic for the San Rafael Parish in San Diego, CA. The mosaic stands 4' x 8'

HOLY FAMILY

San Rafael Parish

in San Diego, CA

Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute this life size crucifix for the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poway, CA. The crucifix stands at 6' x 9'

CRUCIFIX

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

in Poway, CA

Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute these 2 mosaics for the St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA. Each mosaic stands 3' x 8'

BAPTISMAL & EUCHARIST

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

in Roanoke, VA

Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute this mosaic for Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish in Hanover, Maryland. The circle shaped mosaic has a diameter of 7'

ST. LAWRENCE

Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish

in Hanover, MD

Stephen Brailo was commissioned to execute this life size mosaic for the St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fallbrook, CA. The mosaic stands at 5' x 9'

ST. PETER

St. Peter’s Catholic Church

in Fallbrook, CA

12"x16" -  In this mosaic, the Good Shepherd, so much liked by artists of the later years of Antiquity, conveys the meaning of true faith.

AGNUS DEI

48" x 28"  -  This mosaic is executed with smalti and marble.

MINERVA

Private Collection

CHRISTUS

Private Collection

21"x14”  -  This mosaic depicts another Dalmatian motif. The blue bowl can be related to the undeniably beautiful color of the Adriatic Sea.

RED FISH

15" x 19"

VARIOUS OBJECTS

22"x 13”  -  Likenesses are hard to do in a mosaic media, especially, when done in a reverse method.

SCULPTOR

18” x 18”  -  Utva Zatokrila is a mythological bird from Croatian history. Two facing birds are perched on the tree of life, yet they look away from each other.

UTVA ZLATOKRILA

11”x 14" -  As in "Dove", the emphasis of this mosaic is on facial expression.

GORAN

16” x 15” -  According to an ancient myth, Pan is the Greek god of forests, meadows, and shepherds. This black and white mosaic is done in a contemporary mosaic style.

PAN

15”x 17” -  This mosaic's soft facial features allude to the serenity of the moment.

RANDOM EFFECT

In this mosaic, the young woman and the bird allude to unlimited freedom of the spirit and imagination.

FLIGHT OF THE SPIRIT

Private Collection

21"x 29" -  There is a certain kind of spontaneity in this vertical mosaic. Again, very much in vein with my favorite, classic Byzantine mosaics.

CITY PIGEON

20"x 17" -  This mosaic, with its modern appearance, still has the overall feel of Antiquity. Perhaps it is the black and white ornamental border that makes it look that way.

BREAD AND WINE

17"x 17" -  This mosaic is executed very realistically with an interesting border. It is a childhood memory of a friend who loved sports.

SNEAKERS

20"x 16" -  This mosaic in Byzantine style is executed with a great deal of attention to facial expression of the figures. The mosaic is done in marble tesserae.

DOVE

12" x 16"

CHANTICLEER

23” x 17” -  This mosaic is characterized by its objects used to form a harmonious composition.

NATURA MORTA

16" x 22"

GIRL WITH A VASE

The subject of this long and narrow mosaic is the remote world of the past. The little plant symbolizes the promise of a future.

EVAPORATION OF LIFE

Private Collection

This surrealistic mosaic has the feeling of an unusual dream. In fact, it has the air of deliberate absurdity.

ANALYSIS OF A DREAM

Private Collection

19"x 17" -  This is one of my favorite mosaics. The glass vase is transparent and delicate.

DISTILLATION OF LIGHT

MANDOLIN

Private Collection

This little mosaic is a picture of my sister, as a young girl. The mosaic is executed in a classic Byzantine style.

GIRL FROM STRADUN

Private Collection

With its pictorial elements of Christian symbolism, this mosiac is very much in tradition with early churches throughout the Middle East and Italy.

AQUA VITAE

Private Collection

22"x 18"

FORMATION OF IMAGE

15”x 15” -  This realistically executed mosaic is unique in its design and application of earthy colors. This was a subject that appealed to the artists of Antiquity.

FIGURATIVE FORMATION

17" x 19"

END OF VOYAGE

This custom made table top is executed with marble. Diameter: 36”

TABLE TOP

Commissioned

9"x 11" -  This mosaic, with its pensive icon like figure and vast looking background, is executed with very small tesserae.

IMAGINARY WORLD

YOUNG GIRL

Private Collection

16" x 17"

BLACK SWAN

WORK SHOES

Private Collection

15" x 15"

FISHING BOAT

15" x 21”

FOUR JUGS

15" x 19"

GIRL WITH A DOVE

This custom made mosaic is executed with marble and smalti

CUSTOM BACKSPLASH

Commissioned

BLACK PITCHER

Private Collection

CUSTOM BACKSPLASH

Commissioned