International Mosaic Exhibition 2012


Frances Whittaker

Artist Statement - In Depth View

The good and bad times of life have inspired me to design this mosaic. The ‘light and dark’ periods of ones life are what I’ve tried to represent. With the coy carp in a never ending circle, such is life! The water lily represents life in general. The flower grows from mud into something beautiful, so we can do the same. Symbolic of the struggle of life at its most basic, lily symbols are popular and a lily flower can represent a hard time in life that has been overcome.

Contact Details : frances.whittaker@tesco.net


Amanda Whittle

Artist Statement - Tidemark

This piece reflects my interest in nature and the flotsam and jetsam found on the River Blackwater in Essex,where I am always searching for that magical piece of the past to include in my mosaics.I work mainly in found china,celebrating each piece's colour and pattern making each mosiac unique.

Contact Details : amandawmosaic@hotmail.com


Julie Stedman

Artist Statement - Succession

The gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one system by another until a stable environment is established. Succession was among the first theories advanced in ecology and the study of succession remains at the core of ecological science. I was really inspired by the writings of Rachel Carson the ecologist, the water running over eddies in a river shows Succession ever flowing onwards. When one area ebbs away another is ready to continue flowing thus giving ebb and flow in succession.

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Claudia Schaefer

Artist Statement - Ying & Yang

Ebb and flow, the tide going out and coming back to the shore, the day turns into night, the night into the day. We give and we take, we act and we hold, eternally together the Yin and Yang.

Contact details: claudiaschaefer44@hotmail.com


Sheila Westcott

Artist Statement - Light on the Water

This impression of Ebb & Flow was inspired by the high tide at Exmouth with the light catching the water and sand dunes in the background.

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