Beauty in the Broken

Beauty in the Broken

So many metaphors in life for finding Beauty in the things and places that are broken. We can’t avoid heartbreak, illness, loss, the broken plates, the spilled milk…It is a process of taking these fragments and making things whole again. I’m teaching...
Uncover the Spirit of Harlem

Uncover the Spirit of Harlem

The Spirit of Harlem, by Louis Delsarte, 2004-2006. 10 ft. x 30 ft. 125th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Harlem, NYC, NY Today I’m so sad to learn this vibrant mural has been covered over with a brick wall. In July 2011 on a steamy summer trip to NYC I...
Modern Women: Trailblazers in Mosaic

Modern Women: Trailblazers in Mosaic

My presentation “Modern Women: Trailblazers in Mid-Twentieth Century Mosaic” for the British Association of Modern Mosaic (BAMM) is now on YouTube. At the Annual Forum 2017 held in October at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, I presented work from...
BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

UPDATE: April 1 2015 Its been three years since I began the investigation and wrote this article “Black Gold: Thar’s Oil in them Thar Walls” for MosaicArtNOW. It’s a veritable mystery tour of the discovery of a brilliant midcentury mosaic by...
George Ehling Mosaic House

George Ehling Mosaic House

My 6-page article about George Ehling’s visionary mosaic and bottle environment (George Ehling Mosaic House) in Los Angeles is included in the SPRING 2015 Issue of UK-based Raw Vision Magazine Number 85. Additionally, my 10-page essay with exclusive photos by...
Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED?

Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED?

How does one put a value on works made by hand? The SLOW ART of mosaic is a complex process – designing the pattern, choosing material, cutting units of tesserae that are congruent in size to the geometry and scale of the pattern, placing and setting each...

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