From the back of the box:
"The Wildlife Ark" Mural Mosaic project began with an overall design sketch by Lewis Lavoie. From there 216 panels were created, marked with only some lines and color tones. Following these simple guidelines, 140 Canadian wildlife artists without knowing the final image, were free to translate the 16" x 16" panels to any wildlife-themed painting of their choice. The completed original paintings were then combined to form the 16 foot by 24 foot Mural Mosaic. No computers or special effects were required.
Somehow I get the impression that when the artist conceived this magnificent mural, he realized that those who would give it a glance would no doubt be treated to a feast for the eyes. But some would linger - and look closely enough to see each individual canvas panel for the unique work of art that it is and to realize how, when combined with numerous others, each contributes to "the big picture". For them, for those who would really appreciate his work, the artist would take great pleasure in rewarding them with a depth of understanding limited only by the amount of time they were willing to spend studying the details of his creation.
And it occurred to me .... that this reminds me of Someone Else I Know.
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
For a closer look at - and better understanding of the big picture above click here: http://www.muralmosaic.com/cpaws.html. And for a closer look at - and better understanding of the Really BIG Picture, go for a walk in the woods - or stand at the edge of the ocean - or look up and into the night sky - or treat yourself to a boquet of flowers ... and study the details.