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Let’s talk about Mosaics as Art. Why are Mosaics considered decorative arts? Because just like pottery and basket-making these more functional art forms were traditionally practiced by women. Where as fine art included painting and sculpture, were traditionally practiced by men. What I do is art, and I am working towards removing the lesser-value placed on the art of women/the decorative arts in our contemporary times.
I have a BFA from the University of Michigan in sculpture and an MFA from NYU in costume design. After a suggestion from my mother to mosaic dresses, I happened upon the perfect dress form. So,I bought fifty and began a signature series of sculptural mosaic dresses that perfectly reflects my artistic background. Since then, I’ve expanded to shrines and my latest obsession, animal totems.
Whether dress or totem, every piece I create begins with the gathering of discarded treasures to form a ‘palette’ that I then use to decorate a hand-made substrate, from there, I surrender to process and let the piece unfold as fast as my hands can keep up with my creative mind. This is the art process I both work in and teach.
I hope you enjoy my works as much as I enjoy creating them. Have a look around, and thanks for stopping by!


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