On a contemporary note, although I think this piece is based on the work of 16th century Italian Mannerist painter, Guiseppe Arcimboldo. here's a ceramic mosaic on display at a ceramic speciality store (ICIS) I spotted in Paris. It is a large piece, occupying almost the entire display window of the storefront.
On a recent visit to Chartres Cathedral, I was inspired to reproduce one of its most famous stained glass windows known as the Blue Virgin in one of my favorite medias, paper mosaic. This technique was taught to me by my daddy for a high school art project and holds precious memories for me.