Michael Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $33 billion, he is the eleventh-richest person in the United States and the sixteenth-wealthiest in the world. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., the global financial data and media company notable for its Bloomberg Terminal.
It took Harjeet Sandhu five months of carefully crafting each piece of colorful glass with pliers, a chisel and a sander to manipulate them into Bloomberg’s likeness. The result: a 2-foot tall framed portrait of Bloomberg in a dapper blue suit, complete with a small American flag pin on his lapel. With his Bloomberg mosaic completed, Sandhu is focusing on creating mosaics on Mother Teresa and President Obama.
MOSAIC ARTISTS GALLERY Review Harjeet Singh Sandhu's mosaic portraits of New York Mayor Bloomberg and 12th-century Sufi preacher Baba Farid Ji are well done, but what makes them amazing is that they are made from ordinary 3/8-inch vitreous glass mosaic tile, which is only available in a limited number of colors. In fact, at the time Sandhu made these mosaics, many of our normal colors were out of stock! Note that Sandhu was able to use this limited color palette to render two completely different skin tones in a realistic way. For that reason, I consider this pair of mosaic portraits to be something of a tour de force.