Monday, February 22, 2016

"Mask" - a 3D mosaic wall hanging

This is "Mask".
I got an image of a mask in my head - like a tiki head or
the Easter Island statues - you know, all drippy
and covered in green moss.
This is a 3D cement wall hanging covered in stained glass. 10" x 24".



Two Tickets To Paradise - a wedding gift commission

A new commission for lovebirds getting married in May 2016.
The bride takes great photos of food so I chose to do a mosaic of a
cappuccino she had taken, with the foam swirled into 3 hearts.
The groom wrote that two of their favorite things are coffee and travel.
So as I designed this piece, the cup was good
but it needed just one extra element. And voila - tickets!!
This is "Two Tickets To Paradise".
The tickets are meant to be obscure to the average viewer
but will be understood by the couple.
The date on them is their wedding date.
19" x 16" Glass on 3D wall sculpture.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Harlequin

Just finished! Glass mosaic on handmade 3D cement substrate. 25" x 28". These photos also show the piece from the sides to show the 3D areas. And the final photo is a close-up to show the irridescent and dichroic effects of the black glass.





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Nude in Blue/Green

This is just finished and is not a commission.
This "Nude in Blue/Green" was an image in my head for a while
so I was finally able to create it.
Glass mosaic on a substrate of Wediboard and styrofoam,
layered with Thinset and mesh, then covered with cement.
20" x 20".


Mosaic Address Sign

Another mosaic commissioned as a Christmas gift.
I was told the recipient has a fun sense of design,
so I designed a funky look to the numbers.
Glass mosaic on 3D cement substrate.
17" wide.

Small Mosaic Hummingbird

A commission for a Christmas present.
Glass mosaic on a cement 3D substrate.
11" wide. 

 

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOSCO!

I was contacted in early November 2015 to be a part of an art project for Oakland Animal Services called "Home is where the heART is". The idea was to have art made of hard-to-adopt animals and then whoever adopted them would receive the art too. Here is a link to the rest of the art http://oashomeiswheretheheartis.tumblr.com/ 
This was a magical experience from the beginning. First, I was contacted out of the blue. I usually don't like to do free work much anymore, because I have bills to pay! But this was a very worthy project and I love animals. Then the morning I arrived to choose my animal, I saw Bosco and immediately knew he would be a great subject. One of the attributes I believe scares people about pit bulls is that many of them have huge heads. And Bosco was one of them!! But he also had sweet eyes and I knew I wanted to help him find a home. So here he is!
Bosco!
14.5" x 13"
3d cement sculpture on Wediboard
Glass and mirror mosaic