Silhouette Private Collection
display November 20, 2009 - January 8, 2010:
Mosaic Academy (Florida)
on Cement Board
Dimensions: 10.5 "
is my solid black rescue cat. She is a cheerful black hole
who absorbs all light around her. An animator's dream for
the perfect reduction into silhouette. Except for her intense
yellow eyes, you don't clearly see any of her features,
there is only a perception, highlights here & there giving
away the details of her form.
and values are used to describe a shape, but mosaics
have andamento (the flow of tiles) to add another dimension
with texture and rhythm. I wanted only this aspect to
describe her shape.
in most cases, are made to be seen from a distance, to
have all the little bits blend together to give you the
entire image. However, I love the challenge of
adding interest when you view it close-up as well. After
all, most of my work does not end up suspended 30 feet
in the air on a ceiling.
"Achza Silhuoette" was designed to work from a distance
as well as offer continued new things to enjoy up close.
whole is a stark contrast, as with Achza, but light plays
off the little pieces of marble and gives you all the clues
to see what lies within the darkness.