The colors, the textures, the choices, all were what led me to mosaics. I’ve always been drawn to mosaic artwork wherever I have gone. In churches, on buildings, in the subways, in ballparks, in bathrooms, on tables and vases; I would wander over to anything that had mosaics on them and just stare and wonder about the person who put all those pieces together; what were they thinking about, what was their original design, did they have fun, did it take a long time?
Allowing something beautiful to be created from the materials on hand such as tile, stained glass, plates, shells, fossils, rocks, pebbles, and beads is the most exciting part. When I make the belt buckles, I just sit down and start creating a design with the materials on hand not having a clue where I am going. It’s the process that I find to be stimulating and relaxing at the same time. I don’t really think about anything else while I’m working. My mind becomes quiet and I become open. Making a mosaic is meditative as well as creative.
The part of the mosaic art process I enjoy the most is working with people to develop their own ideas and designs, and then implementing those thoughts into art. I enjoy the process of coming together with another person to elicit ideas of art for a friend, a family member or for themselves.
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Photo by Pat D’Aversa