glass, ceramic, marble, copper, gold, aragonite, coral, citrine, petrified palm wood, magnesite, smalti, pearls, pebbles, terracotta, vanadanite, seashells, bone, pumice, rhyolite, raku pottery
18″ h x 24″w, 2009
Outlier continues my quest to free the elements of mosaic to interact at the most basic level: tessera-to-tessera. I created a handmade, free form substrate to eliminate the arbitrary edge imposed by a frame. The substrate has a raison d’être of its own, establishing an environment for the mosaic elements. And the rust-colored tesserae are presented without visible evidence of adhesion. The pieces rise and fall without apparent support, integrating shapes and textures freely in a dimensional way. I hope the viewers’ experience of the artwork will be direct and focused.