I was never a painter; brushes and paint never called to me. Pastels have appeal, but only to flesh out my color schemes for a composition. I think I gravitated to mosaic because the medium seemed to fit well with my graphic design background. When I discovered the myriad choices of materials that one can use ..
In the last 7 years I have been creating mosaics mostly in Italian glass. The uniqueness of the medium and the distinct method required to successfully complete a mosaic are the characteristics of mosaic art that appeal to me greatly. The process—the vivid portrayal of a subject using vibrant colours that are emotive though laid ..
Formerly a painter, in love with texture, I began adding objects to my canvases. Now working in mosaic art, I do the reverse, sometimes adding a little paint to my mosaics. I work intuitively, so the process is never too preplanned. I love building dimension with a broad variety of materials, and many times a ..
Have you ever been obsessed when working on a jigsaw puzzle? Have you ever been seduced by jewel-like colors, stones on the beach, materials natural and man-made? Do you get deep satisfaction when occupied with physical involvement in your work? Do you like surprises? Do you like to solve problems creatively? With all that energy, ..
“Why do I express myself in mosaic?” This is a question I often ask myself as I wade through some of the more elaborate works I set out to create. Watching painters and print media practitioners, I often feel slightly jealous at the ease of their production in comparison to mine. But then, I am ..
What are YOUR most valued RESOURCES? Your family? Friends? Income from your Job? Your network of supporters and cheerleaders? Did you come by any of your resources through SAMA? What would happen if one or more of your Resources was weakened to the point it could no longer support you? The Resources SAMA needs to accomplish everything from our day to ..