Stamford Downtown Art in Public Places

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"Flower Power!"
 

Hand Cut glass mirror and salvaged vintage stain glass mosaic flower bench. Back. Work in progress. 

Hand Cut glass mirror and salvaged vintage stain glass mosaic flower bench. Back. Work in progress. 

I drew this flower free form onto the bench. It looks like a mandala to me. So, I decided to create  tension with the placement of the background glass. The background tesserae is frenetic and scattered, while the center flower is orderly and compact. This is analogous to what it's like to meditate; to sit; to rest. I also wanted to play with grout lines. This is my first time playing with this much grout spacing. I want to see what the visual effect will be. Taking risks is what it's all about for me! 

I am happy to use some of the vintage stained glass that Richard and I salvaged from an elderly stain glass artist a few years ago. The lot is from the 60s & 70s. Some is hand poured. Beautiful colors. 

Large Scale Mosaic Commission 2014

I've been commissioned to create a large scale mosaic for a recycling education center in Westchester, New York. Here's the work in progress. The conference table is 5' x 16'. 

About to waterproof the table. 

About to waterproof the table. 

Priming the table after waterproofing it.  12/27/13

Priming the table after waterproofing it.  12/27/13

Richard helps with drafting a recycling symbol for the center of the table. 12/28/13.

Richard helps with drafting a recycling symbol for the center of the table. 12/28/13.

Stenciling on the grass border. 12/28/13.

Stenciling on the grass border. 12/28/13.

Selfie on the way home from working on the MRF mosaic. Just happened to be the last selfie of 2013. 

Selfie on the way home from working on the MRF mosaic. Just happened to be the last selfie of 2013. 

Work in progress 1/8/14. Employing the direct method. My approach to making is art is very free form. I am very lucky that I am able to complete the creation  and installation on site. A tremendous amount of planning went into the designing of this mosaic. However, I am composing organically. 

Work in progress 1/8/14. Employing the direct method. My approach to making is art is very free form. I am very lucky that I am able to complete the creation  and installation on site. A tremendous amount of planning went into the designing of this mosaic. However, I am composing organically. 

Mosaic work in progress 1/13/14.

Mosaic work in progress 1/13/14.

Mosaic work in progress. 1/20/14.

Mosaic work in progress. 1/20/14.

Mosaic work in progress. 1/20/14. 

Mosaic work in progress. 1/20/14.