Thursday, June 30, 2011

A new day!

Today was the first day in many months not to work on the library mosaic! In Celebration of finishing I started a new project! I hope to finish her tomorrow. I had started her some some months ago by building her body, her legs and hands are ceramic and her body and arms are wire mesh and filling and her face I carved out of wood. I had her sitting in my bedroom studio (my other studio) and she screamed out to me as I was leaving this morning so I grabbed her- and this what happened- probably should have taken a before photo too!

Monday, June 27, 2011

my muse!

My son LuceSole is the inspiration for this piece- I am trying to encourage hime to read but he has not quite got it yet, he is a little late he just turned eight and he is not comfortable reading. I thought if I mosaic his image reading to the fantastic Mr. Fox it might help...
We installed the very last section this morning and then spent hours filling in spaces and grouting. We shall be back at it all day tomorrow!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

final piece finished!

I had over 200 hundred children submit drawings for the the whole project, I think I selected 48?
its been amazing! installing Monday and grout for days

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Sometimes they need to be big

These are the last two panels for the Library, they are each 4 feet by 2 feet, if all goes well installation will be Monday followed by many days of grouting....
the whole thing measures 144 square feet.

Friday, June 10, 2011

moose for library

he is still a work in progress but he will be going up on the wall next week with his friends Raccoon and Skunk.

November community art at the stick

It was a community art evening at Mosaic on a stick a group of fellows from The Creative Community Leadership Institute came we worked on the Open Your Heart mosaic, told stories and ate great food. Open your Heart will be permanently installed outside of mosaic on a stick, when the snow melts.

A new piece I just started

tentatively titled a delicate balance..... It's another in my series on motherhood.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mosaic! Work in progress

Another work in progress, stalled by the snow... Hundreds of designs were submitted by children of animals and insects they saw in the garden, I selected about 60 drawings to recreate in mosaic. Combined with my own sketches of children in the garden. Project completion spring 2011!

Physics dreams

A new piece I just finished for a show at obsidian arts gallery in Minneapolis the show is titled "Ya Feel Me" is an attempt to explore ideas about "allure." The exhibition will answer the questions: What images scream to be touched? Can a visual item compel someone to seek to touch it against their will or better judgment? The goal is to evoke sensations to the challenge "Ya Feel Me?"