Some of us are born into greatness, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon us in the form of a Mandy Moore mosaic. (And yes, I’m paraphrasing.)
Twitter user Peter Kaplan’s mutual friends recently purchased an apartment in Queens. And, like most New York apartments, the building came with some quirky features and a distinct sense of character. The new tenants were surprised to find that the mosaic tile in the shower of the new digs featured an artistic rendering of a woman wearing a bikini.
Things got even weirder when it became clear that this woman was modeled after a photo of 1990s-era Mandy Moore.
Kaplan posted screenshots of a text exchange about the unusual interior decorating find to Twitter, where it has since garnered over 11,000 likes.
Let’s take a closer look at this handiwork, shall we? (Kudos to the artist for the excellent shading on the face.)
When you compare the tile to the original photograph, it becomes pretty clear that someone was attempting to recreate the famous singer’s visage in tile.
Why would anyone feel compelled to do such a thing? A mosaic isn’t exactly a low-effort endeavor in the realm of home renovation.
The only explanation I can think of is that the mosaic artist wanted an everlasting source of shower-masturbation material. Or they were just exceptionally fixated on the song “Candy.” (I honestly had to look that up, because I can’t name a Mandy Moore song off the top of my head.)
Regardless, the fact that such artwork even exists, like ancient cave paintings, makes me feel hopeful for both the past and the future — and will inevitably prompt me to look more closely at real estate listings in Queens.
Regardless of whether or not Moore receives a Golden Globe for her performance in This Is Us, this tile masterpiece should really be reward enough.