Having worked in the art of mosaic for over 20 years now, the last 10 years has been the most productive for me. I have chosen works that explored my interest in folklore, weather, and the apocalypse, featuring birds, moths and butterflies.
Here are three from that apocalyptic year of 2012!
“Chorus at the Wake of the Sun”
And two of my latest pieces.
But much better to see them in the flesh amongst a total of 29 mosaics. And if you are interested I am running a mosaic workshop on 21st May in the gallery. See details and book here
As I watched the sun go down over the hill one evening, it shone directly through the middle of a tree in the distance. It seemed as if it had burnt a hole right through the tree and the leaves around it gradually changed colour from orange to green. The photo I took didn’t reveal the colours, but here it is anyway:
I made a coloured sketch allowing a fair amount of artistic licence to creep in!
I was going to make the background with stained glass strips in sunset colours that gradually change into rain at the bottom of the picture, but as I layed out the background it didn’t feel right. There was too much colour and it seemed to compete and clash with the leaves. So I chose a blue sky of vitreous glass tiles which changed into a rain of grey vitreous tiles and strips of mirror glass.
Together We Grow
I played with the photo after I had finished the mosaic and I quite like this:
Another piece for my solo exhibition “Voices of the Wind” at Somerset Craftsto accompany The Storm. It is quite a small piece (A4) made with stained glass, float glass over painted board and mirror glass.
Here are 2 shots of it in different light (I feel an animation coming on!)
Birds in the Rain (view 1)
Birds in the Rain (view 2)
As well as the similarities to my larger mosaic “The Storm” it also shares a likeness to “Rain”.
Here are both:
If you haven’t seen the animations I made of Rainand The Stormclick the links.