Thursday, February 12, 2009
Masters Mystery Art Show
This is one of my first mosaics inspired by agateswhich are a microcrystalline variety of quartz commonly found in volcanic rocks. I've made this piece titled "Orange Dreamscape" for theMastersMystery Art Show 2008, a benefit fundraiser for the MFA program at Florida International University in Miamai.
"Orange Dreamscape"is only 9" x 6". This is a very small size for me. Before I started working in the mosaic medium, I was used to working on medium to large scale paintings and drawings. I took this size limitation as a challenge. Would I be able to keep the composition interesting? Iwas very happy with the outcome of my small mosaic. I decided to make asimilar piece but a little larger. The slightly larger size allowed me to make a more intricate design. The mosaic is right below: "Dreamscape", stained glass on wood, 12 1/4" x 10", 2008.