“Ciber Girl with a Pearl Earring”, 2021, 6″ x 6″, smalti, glass, copper, stones, marble, glass tiles, shells, paua shell, pearl
As a mosaic artist, I try to encourage the viewer to linger over my work, while viewing many other mosaics exhibited in this exhibition. I have a fascination and a passion to work in mosaics to create portraiture and this challenge is very satisfying.
This work started as a portrait of one of our many grandchildren and I decided to use many colours as well as different materials. The andamento and the tones helped me to create the image. The copper curls were used to portray her lovely golden curls. I had done a previous granddaughter as “Danika with a Pearl Earring”, so it seemed appropriate that this one had a pearl as well.