It's Home On Tuesday and I've reinvented my wheel.
I have finally finished the piece pictured above, Reinvention. It is a further exploration of a technique I used for this piece, Riley Blossoms, which I created last year. It was a tedious process, but I enjoyed working on it. The majority of the work is composed of reduced stained glass sheets, but I also used smalti, vitreous, marble, capiz shells, and unglazed porcelain. The tesserae were cut with both wheeled nippers and a hammer and hardie. It sits upon an Easy board substrate and I used both thinset with no grout, and Welbond with grout. It measures 30 by 36 inches.
Reinvention is also a nod to my self-imposed, over-scheduled life. There is a need for me to reinvent this crazy runaround that has me on edge. (Think gerbil in a cage). I know I need to slow down and stop cramming too many things into my day, but this is a difficult task for me to accomplish. My mosaic time is reserved for evenings and weekends, and I am motivated to get everything else done in order to squeeze it in.
I documented the progress along the way (when I remembered) and have included the photos (albiet with my cell phone, low batteries, and dark nights in my garage studio) below. Hope you enjoy.
I am happy with this piece and love the color pallete, (as if you couldn't tell from this website). But what's better, is that someone else loves Reinvention even more than I do, and has already purchased it. Yabba dabba do! Enjoy your week.