Giving Life to the Community
I have been working in mosaic media for fifteen years. I use glass, mirror, ceramic tile, stone and mixed media mosaic to create both site-specific and portable mosaic works. My work is a reflection of my love of myth and reality, histories and folklore, natural and fantastical worlds and decorative and culturally based arts. I see art as a window to the world that goes both ways, allowing artists to look out and viewers to look in and vice versa.
My company, True Mosaics Studio, is based in Oakland, California. I specialize in architectural mosaic installations for commercial and residential spaces, mosaic murals, sculptural forms and benches, community projects and public art.
I have been teaching courses in mosaic techniques for over ten years and travel widely to teach and facilitate community projects both in the U.S. and in West Africa.
I am very interested in how art affects people and am invested in making art that is accessible both physically and conceptually to the general public. I am inspired by the urban landscape and the many cultures that these landscapes house and hold.
I have been working with the image of the heart and the eye in my work for some time. To me they symbolize a universal connection between people, bridging cultural and language gaps and presenting a reminder to pay attention. To look both within and to keep one's eyes open to the environment and the people around you . . . and that both inward and outward love are essential to life everywhere.
For more information please visit www.truemosaics.com