Lynn writes: I am currently pursuing new directions in my personal fine art works and enjoy a relationship with colleagues in the Pacific Northwest exhibiting our work as a group. I recently had the opportunity to create a large scale exterior private commission. In the past I’ve created public art installations such as pavings and murals, and have done custom installations for residential clients. My style is contemporary abstract, rooted in classical mosaic grammar, using traditional and unusual materials.
Contrast, color, texture. These are the three words that best describe my work. When I work with stone, I am reminded that these materials took millions of years to create. I feel like I’m part of a long continuum of life on this planet when I grip my hammer and cleave a piece of granite. I begin a piece by first having an inspiration, from nature or the built world around me. I’m always on the lookout for interesting scenes, when zoomed into with the camera become inspiration for a compelling abstract composition. With a pile of stone tesserae in front of me, I then look for just the right shiny bits of glass smalti to add contrast to the rough texture of the stone. Other elements come into play as well. Rusted steel and cast-off hardware can be the perfect focal point to a piece.