“121”, 2019, 6″ x 6″, porcelain, ceramic, stained glass
“As a lifelong painter who is somewhat new to mosaic, I’ve become obsessed with this medium. The dimensional and tactile nature of the tessera bring a physical immediacy to the artwork that no brushstroke of paint can accomplish. I have always drawn my inspirations from the colors and patterns of nature and the subjects of my mosaics don’t deviate from that. But what I find to be new and exciting about this ancient medium is the discovery.
The ability to search for and collect materials almost anywhere makes even this part of the creative process completely engaging. You bring a fresh set of eyes to things you have seen a million times and yet have never seen before. The discovery of a piece of perfectly shaped china, or a shard of stained glass with the right variation of color to inspire a new mosaic is a surprise and a thrill.
Then the sorting, cutting and shaping of the divergent materials are activities that are engrossing in themselves. But it is the search for that perfect little piece that will spark the composition and bring it to life that entices me and keeps me coming back to mosaic day after day.”
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