What You Don’t See
Material: marble, limestone, gold smalti
Size: 12″ x 30″
This mosaic has a sculptural aspect to it. The surface that the marble tiles are adhered to undulates slightly. The large, uncut limestone sits akimbo to the surface, creating overhangs, caves, and secret valleys. In those hidden places resides tiny cubes of gold-leaf smalti, a Byzantine-style mosaic glass often used in cathedrals and basilicas.
I make things because my demons won't give me any peace until I make something for us – mosaics, sculpture, drawings, books, stickers, furniture, tools...
I sell some of what I make, sometimes... when I can let go of it.
Often the work I sell is work created especially for a person. Commissions, pieces created as a collaboration between us, something that takes shape in our minds during a number of conversations, eventually making its way out into the physical world. Other times people just see something I've made and want to have it.
Books and stickers I just make, in large numbers. People buy them if they like them.