I live in an area where mosaic is an uncommon art form. When entering art shows that ask for a category, I am considered mixed media. I do understand this because there are not enough mosaic artists (I am often the only one) but I do find it…Continue
Hi All :)I was wondering if anyone out there in mosaic land has injuries sustained from our love -MOSAIC.I am in the process of getting tests done on my arm which has pain in the elbow and wrist area's.How do you protect yourself from potential…Continue
Self-doubt ebbs and flows in all of us, whether it relates to our choices, jobs, relationships or art. With respect to the latter, I find validation in the views of others, getting into exhibitions and receiving awards. Yet, while I am working on a…Continue
Since the late (and great) Ilana Shafir has been mentioned twice in Solly's self-doubt discussion, I thought that her philosophy of what mosaic should look like would make an interesting forum discussion.I have seen micro mosaics in Italy that are…Continue
I usually prefer to start working on art projects in silence. While I am making a necklace out of beads at home, I work in silence until a song or piece of music comes to mind. Then I go to my iPod and play that song, and related albums, while I…Continue
"In all my artistic life I have never had one moment of complete satisfaction."-- Arturo ToscaniniI was struck by the great conductor's admission; it made me wonder how our mosaic artists here on CMA feel about their own artistic lives.Do you ever…Continue
In her book "The Creative Habit" Twyla Tharp states:"“I can’t say enough about the connection between body and mind; when you stimulate your body, your brain comes alive in ways you can’t simulate in a sedentary position. The brain is an organ, tied…Continue
The hot topic this week seems to be rejection. As artists, we all face it at one time or another. Whether it is poor sales, juried shows, or your brother-in-law's flippant remark- do you react with grace and dignity or are you boiling hot and…Continue
Does art have rules? Is mosaic art? So if mosaic is art.... why all the rules? Is it not better to think outside the box? Be creative and think for yourself.... or should we have to follow set rules in art?? or set rules in mosaic?Continue
I recently completed a commission called "Circle of Life" and would like to share the process that I used. You might say that the actual process was a "work in progress" because it evolved as I went along.
"Circle of Life" is a half circle (seven feet on the long side with a 3.5 foot radius). This semi-circle mosaic will be on the side of a bluestone paved terrace. Circular steps will descend from the mosaic landing to the lower part of the garden area. Unlike many mosaics, this commission is not be the focal point of the setting. The purpose is to add to the overall beauty and mood of the landscape. The goal is to have the mosaic become part of the landscaped garden in almost an organic way. Ultimately, the mosaic will be installed in New York after the weather has warmed up.....to read more
In English parliament – if the motion is carried then they announce “The Ai’s Have It!” I’ve chosen it though because as well as being funny (well to me at least) it’s also apposite – because I really do believe that the ‘eyes have it’ and can completely dominate / monopolize / change a design – for better or worse!
A lot of people have commented that I manage to capture ‘character’ in my work. I am always pleased to hear this because, as a former animator, it is my principle concern...to read more.
September 30, 2017 at 9am to October 1, 2017 at 5pm – South Hall at Pollock Halls University of Edinburgh
Forum Weekend Programme Summary People attending the Forum will have the opportunity to hear from Scottish, national and international mosaic practitioners to inspire and expand creative horizons. T…
Organized by BAMM | Type: conference