3How to on making “Toynbee Tile Mosaics”, unique asphalt tile installations found all over North and South America. “This is a method for making colorful, permanent mosaic installations in asphalt roads and lots. Like glass, asphalt appears to be a solid but is actually a liquid. This means that a design affixed to it with more asphalt will eventually settle in and become a part of it. We owe our awareness of this technique to a nameless mystic we have never encountered in person.” Link.

2 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make asphalt mosaics

  1. Glass is not a liquid, and neither is asphalt.
    Asphalt is a loose mixture of granules that form a solid matrix, but with a very low melting point. It is easy to get something to work its way into the granules, and if the temperature rises, it can embed its way into it.

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