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 found object is the first thing that triggers the whole creative process for me.
My mosaics have a lot of mixed media in them, giving me a lot of freedom. I do not place any boundaries on my work, so I can explore the world around me and recycle it into something new and unexpected with any materials I find.
The process of laying each piece of tesserae down is just like a paint stroke to me, so the process is “in the moment,” like that of an abstract expressionist.