"I had all of these images, and I thought it would be really nice to make them three dimensional," he explains. After experimenting with ceramic tile, which he decided didn't have the right quality, Amer began mounting the photographs on glass tiles, which gave them a translucent quality further imparted by the clear resin painted on top.
Single tiles can stand alone as table art, which can double as coasters or paper weights, but Amer also likes to combine the tiles into groupings based on color and design which are then sold as plaques. Stafford Tile and Stone (5234 Magazine St., 895-5000) now offers Amer's work to clients who are looking to mix in a dash of colorful art to the tile in their kitchen backsplash or bathroom wall. Amer also has tiles featuring foggy black-and-white cemetery images, and he will create custom tiles upon request.