Size: 15 feet by 35 feet = 455 sqft
Its made of one centimenter”tesseras” laid by hand (the main motives of the design were made with pieces as little as 1/4″).
The background is a grid of italian Arabascata Carrara marble. The ornaments were laid in the roman way of Opus Reticulatum -meaning that each little stone follow the shape of the drawing instead of following a square grid (Opus Certum).
The first border is composed of Black Granite and Giallo Veneziano marble. The design is composed of the Gammadion Cross, which meaning is Eternity and Peace for many ancient cultures.
The second border, a lace that unites the main ornaments, is an ancient representation of the Caduceus (staff) of Hermes (the roman Mercury) -messenger of the gods-.. It represents opossites forces in balance, therefore its use in trade, diplomacy and science.