Art can be created from all kinds of things like food and everyday objects. This British artist named Justin Bateman, however, uses fragments of nature to create his masterpieces. Specifically pebbles, rocks, and stones. He creates temporary mosaics of people's portraits, animals, famous paintings, and statues. The artist calls it 'land art.' Justin enjoys this type of art because it's temporary and unmovable. It's much more valuable this way.

Justin told Bored Panda: “The first creations were in Portsmouth, the UK on the beach. It was an old workshop I ran with my students as an art lecturer, but my friend and I decided we would have a go at the project ourselves. I was only visiting England for a few months and soon I returned to Bali, Indonesia."

More info: landminds.weebly.com

#1

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Mark Berry
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a DaVinci!

View More Replies...
View more comments

"In Indonesia I continued to improve my process, working very long hours, often through the night with a night lamp. My Airbnb hosted by Ketut was by the river, so I could listen to the frogs sing and river flow whilst making work. Now I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the people here are wonderful."

#2

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

This is so amazing and beautiful!

View more comments
#3

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Hiya Bhatia
Community Member
11 months ago

The brain

"At first it was hard to destroy the work when I had spent so many hours creating it. But the impermanence aspect of the site-specific work is important to me. I can make permanent pieces, but most of the work is not meant to last. It is ephemeral, like the seasons. I prefer the natural environment to remain natural, so I remove any indication of my presence when I leave the site and disperse the stones."

#4

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Susan Green
Community Member
11 months ago

This is amazing, and beautiful.

View more comments
#5

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Cherril Webber
Community Member
11 months ago

Incredible!!

View more comments

"Now it is second nature. It would seem odd to keep my artwork! I work in forests, on beaches and even in car parks! In Bangkok, I used a railway line, where there was an abundance of stones. I thoroughly enjoy each stage of the process, finding pebbles, planning the subject, locating the environment, making the art, photographing the outcome, and responding to my audience."

#6

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Hannah Edwards
Community Member
11 months ago

I think this is my favourite so far because it looks so pebbly. The others are so perfect it’s hard to believe what they are!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Gwyndall
Community Member
11 months ago

Rembrandt Self Portrait

View More Replies...
View more comments

"It can be a lonely pursuit. I have been very lucky to have the support of wonderful friends and family whilst exploring Asia and making new work. My work's scale ranges from 1m² to 10m², can take between a few days and a few weeks, and requires absolute focus to complete. Sometimes it is like a meditation, at other times it can feel stressful! It depends on how well the stones are behaving, haha.”

#8

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Aaron Chavez
Community Member
11 months ago

Gorg.

View more comments
#9

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
11 months ago

She looks like a shooting star

#10

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

just another bookish gay
Community Member
11 months ago

how do you find that many tiny rocks???

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Kenny Earthling
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow! Perfect!

View more comments
#12

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Juds Conne
Community Member
11 months ago

Is this The Giver?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Michaelango? David ?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Gwyndall
Community Member
11 months ago

Nelson Mandela, maybe?

View more comments
#15

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Beautiful.

View more comments
#16

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Who? And you can even see the shadow of the glasses on his face! Amazing!

View more comments
#17

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Haru Brujis
Community Member
11 months ago

I've seen it for real. I live SO close to the Maristhuis (the building where they have the girl with the pearl earring, in The Hague).

View more comments
#18

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Nelson Mandela?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Maria Schneider
Community Member
11 months ago

Pebblisa

View more comments
#20

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Hi, puppy!❤️

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#21

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
11 months ago

Is this Elton John?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
11 months ago

Even shows her wrinkles, wow.

View more comments
#23

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

DaVo
Community Member
11 months ago

Dostojevski. web-1604cu...49ccae.jpg web-1604culdostocrop-60fd7f949ccae.jpg

View more comments
#24

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Gwyndall
Community Member
11 months ago

David Attenborough

View more comments
#25

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

Haru Brujis
Community Member
11 months ago

Cute baby.

#26

Justin Bateman's Pebble Mosaics

landminds.weebly Report

JuJu
Community Member
11 months ago

Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the "Napalm girl"

View more comments