I create my mosaics from hundreds of tesserae, or individual pieces using different materials like stone, glass, metal, cardboard or smalt. I always consider the durability, thickness, color, light reflection and ease of cutting when I choose my materials. When I create the design for my mosaics I always reckon that when the human eye sees a mosaic, an interesting thing happens. The mind eye looks at all those small pieces, makes sense out of them as a whole, and assimilates the image in the viewer s mind. I try to adopt an image for a mosaic by emphasizing the elements that strengthen the design while simplifying, or eliminating, those that confuse the eye. I think that a stylized approach gives the mosaic a contemporary feel that enhance it. I create my mosaics by the direct method –pressing directly the tesserae into the base using adhesive.
stone, murano glass, wood, gold 24 k