in BU Sold
Smalti on Cement Board
Dimensions: 10.5 "
I had some fun with richly colored Italian Smalti. Smalti
usually comes in solid glass bricks roughly 1.5 x 1 x .5
cm in size. They have been hand-cut to these dimensions
and are ready to be cut down further into the shapes and
This is the material most often used in
the colorful mosaics on the ceilings and walls of churches.
The rough texture gives this highly reflective material
a wonderful sparkle as light bounces across the surface.
peacock colors are a complete departure from the calm effect
the marble provided in my other recent work. I wanted to
further explore the design of a previous piece, "Achza
in Silhouette", by adding tonal information.
nickname, especially for those who stumble on the pronunciation,
The second part of the name of this piece "BU"
is a nod to my previous life with Genigraphics, the term
used for the color blue.
time I made an effort to document the progress, so be sure
to click on the detail shots, on the right, to see the
evolution of this piece.
display December 17, 2015 - January 15, 2016:
City Arts Factory - Gallery 29
Piece by Piece: the Art of Mosaic (Orlando - Florida)
display November 20, 2009 - January 8, 2010:
Mosaic Academy (Florida)