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.
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!
Aubrey and Michelle, two dedicated art teachers who are amazing artists in their own right. They are also featured artists in "Dinosaurs Rule!" Aubrey and Michelle are co-chairing Straford, CT's inaugural outdoor sculpture show, "Share a Chair!" 2015. I am honored to be a featured artist. These lovely ladies were kind enough to bring my chair to the dinosaur pick-up in Stamford! Their energy is infectious, looking forward to working with them.
Great news! I've been informed that my mixed media glass mirror mosaicked bench was chosen to be featured on the Stamford Downtown "A Grand Summer Night" invitation. The "Street Seats" will be auctioned off for Charity on August 13, 2014. This is a high honor. The level of artistry in the show is tremendous. I am over the moon!
Stamford Downtown "Street Seats" painted benches on display before installation. Click photo for gallery of amazing benches painted by very talented artists.
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.