My mosaic career and work was inspired by James T. Hubbell, southern Californian artist and designer of hand built environments, painter and sculptor. As an apprentice and assistant making site specific mosaic installations, his influence was a major influence as I developed my own vision. A sense of humor has long been an aspect of my work and themes for my pieces are frequently whimsical. The glazed ceramic mosaic and shapes that I make are specifically designed for each project in my studio in New Mexico. The clay can be rolled to as little as 16tt of an inch thick to retain the detail as I cover smaller or more curved objects. The sub-structures for the sculptures are carved from architectural foam, then covered with mesh and acrylic stucco adhesive. Occasionally, found objects are used as bases.
Large scale projects, some public, some privately owned.