Posts Tagged: wood mosaic

“Forest Wrap”

Forest Wrap is a recent labor of love. I used the twisted branches found on my nature walks as the “wrap” that embraces the “forest” of walnut, cherry, mahogany, and cedar tesserae. I work intuitively, so the patterns are not pre-planned, I simply allow space for things to unfold naturally. Each of the pieces in… Read more »

“Offerings”

“Offerings” Bamboo Mosaic, 25″ x 25″ This is my latest work in bamboo. A lot is going on here: The “moon” motif shows the inside of a section of bamboo that I worked into mosaic tesserae, to which I applied a pale blue paint glaze. The space around the moon is bamboo that I’ve tooled… Read more »

“Ascent” awarded First Prize – Sculpture

“Ascent” Bamboo – Wood Mosaic 28.5″ x 16.5″ On Saturday, November 9, Mayor Larry Keller presided at the Opening Reception & Awards ceremony of the National Juried “Works in Wood” Exhibition at the New Hope Arts Center. As usual, this show was jam-packed with woodworkers and patrons of the arts. I was overjoyed upon hearing… Read more »

“Works in Wood 2012”

It’s that time of year again, the 2012 national Works in Wood show opens on Saturday evening, November 10! This year 48 wood-loving artists have been invited to exhibit their furniture, vessels, sculpture – and, in my case, bamboo mosaics. One of the 4 works that I’ll be exhibiting is at the top of this… Read more »

“The Birth of Ideas”

  Yes, I should’ve been blogging about it! As my September 2-artist show approaches, I’m running out of time, but not ideas… So, here’s the first finished mosaic (unframed as yet) in this new group – it’s the start of many ideas that will be translated into bamboo and wood. This is what ideas feel… Read more »

“Pipe Dreams”

Detail of Pipe Dreams, my latest bamboo and wood mosaic. The full mosaic measures 24″ x 24″. Please take a look at the previous 3 blog posts to learn more about the progression of this body of work. It takes real concentration to stay close to the first impression we receive when an idea is… Read more »

“Currents”

Wood Mosaic (mirror frame) 29×29″ poplar, cherry, mahogany, walnut Every year New Hope, PA has a national juried Works in Wood exhibition at the Arts Center. “Currents” is one of two Fine Art Mirror Frames that I submitted; both were accepted. Read about it here. This is the fifth year of Works in Wood and… Read more »

“Woodcraft”

Cherry wood 11.5″ detail For the past few weeks, I’ve been putting long hours into preparing for Works in Wood, a national juried show held in the New Hope Arts Center. The deadline for this came sooner than expected! I wanted to create something that was fun, fine, and functional. So, I decided to design… Read more »

Meet “St. Pietsa”

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… Read more »