This is the third of 4 of my bamboo mosaics currently on exhibition during the “Meditations on Nature” show at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. I’m really excited to be adding this medium to my other favorites: painting, silverpoint drawing, and wood mosaics.
Here I used an umber paint glaze that I rubbed through to accentuate the bamboo grain – and lines of swift movement. After splitting the bamboo poles and rough-cutting the shapes, I sand the edge of each piece to a slight bevel. The “H” shapes inside the circles are cutaway sections of the ridges (nodes) that are seen on the outside. To protect the thicker bamboo edges I designed a shadow-box type of frame and gave it a “patina” of age.
Please email me for purchase of this framed mosaic for $800 plus shipping and insurance.