Throughout my life, I have always felt aligned with my highest purpose when creating something beautiful - especially with something that, by itself, might otherwise not be. Mosaic art is the perfect form of expression for this passion; it is about the power of transformation. Among other things, mosaic art offers endless opportunities for discarded or treasured items to become part of something whole, unique and meaningful.
The most personally significant transformational aspect of mosaics I can point to is that becoming a mosaic artist has transformed me into the best possible version of myself. It is how I feel most enlivened, accomplished, contributory, purposeful, spiritually balanced, and joyful.
Creating mosaics is not just a ‘feel good’ activity. The process of selecting and connecting the elements of size, color, texture and shape, has helped me develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and patience - ever negotiating for a work of art the best possible execution and outcome for function or decor. Mosaics is a very forgiving art where imperfections can be embraced to add interest and texture, and highlight other parts of the work, thereby presenting important lessons for life in general.
I want everything I do to bring value and beauty to my community and our world. Becoming a better artist maximizes my ability to do so.