EBB & FLOW
International Mosaic Exhibition 2012
|Artist Statement - "Plato De Vida"
I was inspired by the poem’s metaphor of the “ebb and flow” of life. I wanted to use the picassiette technique of mosaic. In a moment of serendipity, I discovered a large paella pan lying like a piece of land-locked driftwood on our Spanish roof terrace! Paellas are a central feature in Spanish Fiestas which are likewise a celebration of human, spiritual and carnal life. In the spiral curve of the wave there are elements of ocean existence that eventually find their way into the Fiesta’s Paella Marisco (seafood Paella). The landscape, glimpsed through the wave, also contains features that are both literal and symbolic of life’s journey. My use of different materials: glass, mirror, china, shells ceramic tile and polymer clay further reflect life’s chaos and harmony.
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Artist Statement - Matt's Surfboard
My friend Matt loves to go surfing in Cornwall. He asked if I would mosaic an old board for him last year, which I did. He was happy for me to then borrow it for this exhibition, as the theme was quite apt, and here it is.
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|Artist Statement - Masked Boobies
Masked Boobies. A never to be forgotten image of the primitive and isolated Galapagos Islands. Hauntingly beautiful, they are inhabited only by wildlife, whose study by Darwin led us to a new theory of Evoltion.
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|Artist Statement - Kaikoura
KAIKOURA LIES ON THE EAST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND WHERE THE SOUTHERN ALPS OVERLOOK THE SEA. THE MAORI NAME KAIKOURA TRANSLATES TO ‘MEAL OF CRAYFISH’.
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