The Art Fly

Meet “St. Pietsa”

Posted on by Norine

Wood Mosaic
28×13.75″ dyed / gilded / painted wood

The Art Fly is dedicated to my small-format Paintings and Silverpoint Drawings, but I also work in wood. Now seems like a good time to introduce you to my wood mosaic “St. Pietsa” as it is currently in the Works in Wood 2008 show at the New Hope Arts Center. For years, I’ve been creating these works and exhibiting them in this national juried show (see Wood Mosaic gallery on my website). “St. Pietsa” is a wood mosaic with dyes, paint, and a tooled mushroom pattern on the goldleaf disk. The idea for this piece originated one night when I reached for a pizza cutter to cut a home-made pizza. The tool suddenly reminded me of the Byzantine icons I was studying at the time – the cutter was most definitely a halo; the handle a body! Read the article.

This is one of the most popular annual art shows in the area and last night’s opening brought a huge crowd. Mira Nakashima of Nakashima Studios and Albert LeCoff, director of The Wood Turning Center were the jurors this year. I love this show for its wide range of styles and the fellow woodworkers I get to meet – always a thrill. “Works in Wood” runs through Jan. 2, 2009. For more info visit New Hope Arts Center.

Please email me if you are interested in this work.

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