I love the challenge of creating movement from what seems to be ridged materials, and delight in the push and pull my eyes experience interplaying with the colors, glistening, intended or unintended shapes in my mosaic work. Sometimes my pieces create a pleasing journey while other times leave my eyes with nowhere to rest.
My creative subjects embrace transformation and the graceful or chaotic dynamics of energetic forces. Working in themes and subject spontaneity offer me opportunities for development and the gratification of expressing fleeting outbursts of interests.
Thematically, my current body of works is focused on clouds; as they can be gentle, foreboding, diffused, appear solid, graceful, violent, and at times appear still, but are always in motion. My “fleeting” interests, much to my surprise, also have a theme – Power. Creating those pieces I find myself more driven, often focusing on the concepts of time, symbolism, rites of passage, or some sort of shamanic spirituality.
The visceral quality of the rise and fall of the hammer over the hardy, in an the almost lyrical/rhythmic way, offers me an artistic sense of meditation in motion. As I select materials, placement, the flow of lines to express a feeling, I am led into a space of balanced analytical and unpredictable expression that seems to settle my spirit. The method of taking an element and fracturing /reshaping it in a whereby when a piece is finished it stands alone – uniquely as a mosaic, touches and gratifies a place within of which I have no words. What I can say is while engaged I enter the ageless and metamorphic, mythologic and yet tangible dynamics of mosaic art.
Artistic Mosaic Services
Creative, contemporary mosaics with classical Italian and Roman andamento (flow of lines). Exhibits and internet sales.
Lecturing/Teaching on methods, styles and history of mosaic art.
Designs with you in mind.
Offering knowledge-based expertise in design, technique, and proper indoor/outdoor materials.
Whether you’d like a contemporary piece of mosaic art; an installation that will accent your mantle; a brilliant indoor/outdoor mosaic replication of a business logo; or would like advise on how to work with mosaics on your own—you will find me to be a creative and knowledgeable resource. Brochure
Let’s look at what it takes to create a piece of mosaic work:
Design, choosing the correct substrate and adhesives, preparing the surface and cutting pieces contribute to the value of the piece.
Depending on the intricacy of the design, placing an area of 2” x 4” with 1/4” squares—hand cut —can take up to 1.5 hours. Using pre-cut materials may take less time.
A range of materials such as marble, stone, glass, shell, porcelain, tiles, semi-precious stones, and even found objects can be incorporated.
Ordering materials and waiting for deliveries can add to the length of time it may take to complete a project.
The final piece will last a lifetime.
(USA shipments only)