I'm a mosaic artist. Simply put, I love glass. I love the textures, variety of colors, shapes, sizes, reflections, even the sound it makes when I'm scoring and cutting it. Glass allows me to take a thousand little pieces of color and turn them into a flowing representation of my very active imagination. While I am meticulous in my technique, I try very hard to keep my work spontaneous. I may do a rough sketch of the main subject, but I never plan the placement of glass ahead of time. Throughout the creation process, I try to keep myself submerged in the moment of my initial inspiration, whether it be through sounds, smells, images, or returning to a specific location over and over again. My goal in working this way is to keep each mosaic alive & natural. Every piece of glass is put into place with purpose, intent, joy, love, and inspiration behind it. Any moment in time that makes me pause and think to myself, "ohhhhhh... look at that!" has the possibility of being permanently captured in the form of a mosaic. Like a photograph, a mosaic is my way of trying to capture a moment -- with a helping of playfulness and a decent dollop of whimsy.
Favorite area of home improvement:
Hard to choose... but creating a space that is truly unique.