About My Work
Some years ago I heard a voice deep inside, “You will be shown how to paint in a new way.” It took a few years before I discovered mosaic. As soon as I touched broken tile I could feel a visual energy moving from my hands to the material. I knew this was it!
My work is about energy – conveying layers of meaning and nuance contained in concept. I make a loose distinction between, ‘This World’ and ‘Spirit’, as they are an energetic continuum. ‘Whimsy’ also moves along this energy stream.
Mosaic is alive with texture and movement – living in dialogue with ever changing light and the viewer’s position. Grounded in planning and deliberate action, I balance the intense process of moving from concept to design to execution, remaining open to the unexpected, which further energizes the piece.
Working with tile, art glass, stone, and mixed media, I let the material interact with concept to create a new life. I especially like creating custom substrates – shapes and layers – to help convey concept.
"Nana" 2017, Tempera, 12 in x 18 in
Portrait of me by my (then) 3 yr old granddaughter Jayla.
She definitely grasps my inner mosaic!