Ah Gaudi... inspired by a trip to Barcelona in 1993, I came back with the urge to smash up tiles and crockery and create a similar Park Güell effect in the bathroom of my old flat. I started gathering old plates etc from car boot sales and then hit on the idea of creating the same effect with paper using cuttings from magazines and bits of scrap paper, and then giving it a few layers of clear polyurethane varnish (what a stink!). It took ages to complete.
Chopped up and hidden in amongst all these fragments are posters of Redon's 'Ophelia Among the Flowers'*, Matisse's 'Dancers' and a Cezanne landscape. Looking at it now, it's all a bit wild and mad. I preferred the panel I created on the wall behined the toilet which was a much more simple effect, starting with dark blue at the top fading to cream at the bottom – it is just visible here at the far right. But I can't seem to find a pic of just that bit alone. Shame.At a later date I created a 2-sided table-top in the same way, using off-cuts from a job I was doing. I loved the texture and colours and so made a fishy thing on one side and a swirly pattern on the other.
*if you look at this painting you can see that it was originally a picture of a vase of flowers; he turned the canvas 90º anti-clockwise