Artist StatementI love traditional glass and stone mosaics, but also all sorts of materials and found objects. I am fascinated by the play of light on the shiny stuff and the variety of movement and meaning. Each facet of mosaic has a voice – focal point, background and the context of display. Inspiration comes from a particular mineral or stone, a color, nature, or another work of art. Sometimes there is a feeling to express or a story to tell, sometimes a plan, sometimes not, but always an organic and surprising process. Fun! Come visit the gallery (Andamento Studio & Gallery at 3406 Chestnut Ave. the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden) or see mosaics for sale on the website www.AndamentoGallery.com.
Trained and experienced in performing arts for decades, I have now fallen in love with the visual and tactile art of mosaics. As a storyteller, working in hospice and bereavement, I learned that the value of the story resided in the listener, who could take what was authentically offered and receive what was needed. Now, mosaics are another expression of story and emotional experience that offer the viewer the opportunity to find resonance, meaning and beauty.
I have studied mosaics with many pioneers of modern mosaic arts, including Kelly Knickerbocker, Ilana Shafir and Carol Talkov, and travelled widely to see first-hand mosaics old and modern, in Italy, Vietnam and many other parts of the world. In addition to my own art, I am excited to offer the public the opportunity to see the work of other exciting mosaic artists in my gallery and studio in the creativity-centered neighborhood of Hampden in Baltimore City.