Mosaic art. Apart from the old & the great examples of mosaic art through roman & byzantine times, when I think of this in contemporary terms images of cheap wine and naff looking patio tables spring to mind. But just take a look at the work of Amanda McCrann from Manchester. Also from my hometown Mark Kennedy. Their work is fresh and now. Using text & modern references. It's pain staking work and takes a bloody long time. My attempt, which I was very pleased with btw, took me about 3 days!