Nearly every day of my life involves mosaics in one form or another. Between collaborating and planning installations, working with students and friends or simply gluing stuff to other stuff, I am immersed. Welcome to shiny pieces...
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6.26.2012's been a while

I am coming up for air and to tell you what I've been up to.

Some of my adult student masterpieces:

Other interesting news in my mosaic universe....

I have been called in to restore/repair this groovy mid-century mosaic by Joe Young. It is installed over the bar in a gorgeous home that is an architectural gem in its own right. The mosaic dates to 1958. Here is a link to an article about the artist.

And this is a picture of the young Joe Young, working with a hammer and hardie. The mosaic I am restoring is smalti and glass tile. It depicts monuments of Europe, including Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and what looks like the Colosseum.

photo was taken from this blog
It has gooey blobs of tar on it from when the previous owner "got tired of looking at it" and covered it with mirror panels. Honestly, people do the darnedest things sometimes. I am honored to work on this one.

Lastly, a few images from my most recent installation up in Goleta, CA. I haven't named the mosaic yet but I love how it turned out.

the mirror really shines at night.