This piece reflects my love of art glass, vintage glass and swaroski crystals. Work in Progress.
Richard helped me to deliver the interactive mosaic cube that I created for Stamford, CT's upcoming Art Shapes! outdoor sculpture exhibition produced by Stamford Downtown Art in Public Spaces. Opening June 17 thru August 14, 2017. The shapes will be auctioned off in October. Honored and excited to have my work chosen for one of Stamford's signature exhibitions.
So very honored to have my outdoor sculpture design I am Love sponsored for Stamford Downtown: Art Shapes 2017.
The I am Love. design is a three dimensional cube covered on four sides with recycled stained glass and mirror mosaicked heart-shaped wings.The large glittery and colorful concentric hearts are evocative of butterfly wings.
My intention is to create the I am Love. heart-shaped butterfly wings as an interactive public artwork. The whimsical and familiar nature of the heart-shaped wings will compel children and adults to make themselves a part of the mosaicked artwork. Resulting photos and selfies will reveal the heart-shaped butterfly wings as magical fluttering extensions of the individuals who stand in front of them. The words I am Love. will glitter above their heads.
My I am Love. design is inspired by the heart shape. The heart shape is associated with love, passion and kindness. The heart-shape makes us happy when we see it. My intention with this artwork is to bring some warmheartedness to the public square, while inspiring love and kindness with the heart-shaped wings.
Creating and installing a planter mosaic could be considered a mosaic artist right-of-passage. This job had its unique challenges that included weather conditions and source materials. Still, I am grateful for the opportunity to create a legacy mosaic for Stamford, CT. The recycled tile mosaicked planter will be place permanently inside a park along with a painted mural and sculptures. I will post more photos once the planter in moved to its permanent location. Gratitude. Onward!
Mosaic Work in Progress. I am in the midst of creating a recycled tile and mixed media mosaic. Working with recycled materials creates design challenges. The materials dictate how the artist will manifest a design vision. Working with recycled materials successfully, requires the ability to sacrifice all knowing. Recycling is the process of reclaiming that which has been thrown away. Still, the various materials challenge one's sense of letting go of the past, while embracing the unknowns of the future. Recycling is a regenerative process. Subsequently, the artwork takes on the values of rebirth, renewal and reinvention. I am thrilled by the challenge and honored by the opportunity to create a mosaic that will bring light, beauty and sustainability to the Stamford, CT community.
A birthday present for a wonderful mom. Her sons said, "Don't come home without the glass dinosaur." My Starosaurus will live out his days sunning by a pool.
This large scale mosaic was greatly inspired by the Hindu reverence for the sacred cow. The precious quality of the salvaged art glass became the tool I used for adoration. THErefore, the "HOLY COW!" wears AN HEIRLOOM CRAZY QUILT MOSAIC BLANKET. The cow is strong, yet gentle. The cow is a nurturer and giver. The cow is fiercely kind. It is my intention that when people see themselves reflected in the "Holy Cow's" mirrored surface, that they will experience the same fierce nature of kind gentle beauty within themselves.
The inspiration for the Holy Cow! crazy quilt mosaic came from the lot of salvaged stained glass that I received from a retired glass artist. As I picked through the scrap glass, I discovered many beautiful bits of art glass. The sumptuous pieces of colorful and unusual glass took on textile like qualities to me. At one point in my artistic journey, I made art quilts. I also, designed and sold art wear clothing. I had even developed my own unique way of crazy quilting that I called Skitzoscrap. For years, I was an avid collector of vintage and antique textiles and lace, which I incorporated into my art wear designs. The small bits of beautiful glass began taking on that same precious nature that I found when handling vintage and antique textiles and lace. I was compelled to make a scrap quilt mosaic that would include vintage art glass, stained glass and mirror. I was excited to bring that celebratory, frugal, regenerative and dynamic nature of the crazy quilt, into my mosaic design. After all, quilts and mosaics are psychically bound art forms.
There are pieces of hand-rolled glass in my crazy quilt mosaic that are over 30 years old. I used many unique and precious pieces of art glass that will never be made again. Over several months, I created an heirloom stained glass and mirror mosaic crazy quilt to adorn my Holy Cow!
The Holy Cow! crazy quilt mosaic has inspired me to create a series of heirloom mosaic quilts from scrap glass. My love of quilting and textiles has come full circle in glass. Bliss.
Grouting the beast! WIP.
Racing toward the deadline! Will grout the beast in the coming days.
This photo was taken during the Monmouth Museum's "Night at the Museum" tour for the visually impaired and blind. I was told that the children really enjoyed interacting with the compelling sculptures in the "Please Touch!" exhibition. I'm honored to have my sculptures in this creatively inclusive show where the aesthetic sense of touch is celebrated and where art is opened up to new and underserved audiences. This photo of a visually impaired child interacting with my "Helios Horse" truly warms my heart.
Richard and I will have sculptures featured in the outdoor sculpture exhibition on the 149 acre Saunders Farm in Garrison, NY. We are so very honored and excited to be participating in the 10th Year Anniversary of the Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm Project. It's a beautiful show that celebrates art, community and nature. Opening Saturday, September 5, 2-6PM (Rain dates: Sunday, September 6, or Monday, September 7.) Mid-Run Reception, October, 3, 2-6PM (Rain date: October 4. Last Day Exhibition is open to the public until dusk. October 31, 2015. Horses and cows roam the farm freely. Plan a God's Country picnic for day tripping the Hudson Valley. Hope you can make it!
The Farm Project 2015, Collaborative Concepts
Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm
We're celebrating our 10th ANNIVERSARY
this fall at Saunders Farm in Garrison, NY!
Saunders Farm is located on Old Albany Post Road, the historic earthen highway of the original route between New York City and Albany. The property begins with rolling pastures and culminates on a majestic ridge with 360-degree views of the Hudson Highlands. Black Angus cattle roam free. Sites for art range from intimate woody glens to open fields and dramatic vast expanses defined by stone walls.
Excited and honored to be among so many very talented artists. It's a beautiful exhibition.
Excited to be a featured artist in this wonderful article about the Stamford Downtown Dinosaurs Rule! outdoor sculpture exhibition that runs through an October charity auction.
Click the post title to read the article posted THEHOUR.COM.
Dropped off my dinosaur in Stamford just in time for the brochure photoshoot. So much amazing talent and creativity on display. I am excited and honored to be a featured artist in the exhibition.
OPENING JUNE 10 THRU OCTOBER CHARITY AUCTION, 2015.
"Starosaurus" WIP Glass mirror and stained glass mosaic WIP. Excited to be participating in the Stamford Downtown, Art in Public Spaces, "Dinosaurs Rule!" 2015. This show is sure to be a blast. There will be 40 fantastical dinosaurs on display in downtown Stamford. Stamford, CT is one city that truly supports the arts and artists. I'm Honored to be in the show. The exhibition opens June 10, 2015 thru September. The dinosaurs will be auctioned off for charity in October. My "Starosaurus" is sponsored by the Stamford Town Center. So excited. Now, back to work!