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 out in an orderly and rational fashion—reflects the present stage in my own artistic development.
I have always focused on societal issues, especially those involving women and their plight. I’ve selected mythological and biblical stories of courageous females who, despite overwhelming odds, prevail through sheer courage and wise resolve. The Queen Esther Series (based on the biblical story), brings together a contemporary message and a Byzantine approach, thus earning a place in today’s critical postmodernist thought. As the noted American artist Leonard Koscianski has written:
“Critical postmodern art is based on the postmodern assertion that all artist perspectives are valid, but unlike postmodernism, the critical postmodern holds that greater understanding of society is possible by viewing it through the lens of individual artworks or narratives. . . .Because it respects the validity of the individual artist’s perspective, critical postmodern art pays respect to the integrity of that perspective more than was the case with postmodern art….and hence it is often more highly crafted than postmodern works and more accessible and communicative.” *
Koscianski, L. “What is Critical Postmodern Art?” Tamara, The Journal of Critical Postmodern Behavioral Science. 2002.