*Available* 7 3/4" wide x 24 1/2" high. Made with smalti, gold smalti, dalle de verre, marble and granite
"Nevertheless, she persisted" has become a statement representing the rising voices of women today. In the recent past, these voices have risen up out of the status quo. They are spiky and uncomfortable for some but these voices have made a mark on their surroundings. They have changed this world forever.
Crossing the Line
24 3/4" high x 12 3/4" wide. Made with smalti, marble, granite, slate and bark. This mosaic was photographed by journalist, Brett McGarry.
Barriers are put up in relationships to stop others from crossing the line. This can be found in many kinds of relationships; between people, businesses or countries. Despite best efforts, sometimes the lines are crossed and relationships are changed forever.
The Walk Across the World
“The Walk Across the World” is my representation of the journey of the thousands of refugees who have left their homelands. Each band of colour represents a part of the world with Canada being on the left. I created the area around the refugees in white to show that they are not seeing the world around them but concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other for thousands of kilometers. I often hear the phrase, “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts”. That may be true for those of us who live in relative comfort and safety. For these folks, it is the destination that counts; the destination of peace, the destination of safety and the destination of a future for their children.
The Melt of the North
I created The Melt of the North to express my concern for the warming of the planet. The farther north you go, the more easily you can see the physical changes that occur due to global warming. One of these changes is the melting of the Arctic Sea ice in the Northwest Passage. The melting of this sea ice, brings great changes to the far north and I don’t believe they are all good.
*Available* 19" high x 24 1/2" wide. Made of smalti, gold smalti, marble and slate
River Roots was inspired by a photograph taken by Col Chris Hatfield from the International Space Station. I found his photographs of the earth beautiful and amazing. I hope to create more mosaics based on his photographs in the future.
Man vs Nature
The relationship between the science of man and the natural world has had a strong influence on my life. For many years, I worked in a biochemistry lab and have been living in the country. Being an avid gardener, I often see how quickly the products of man are taken back by Mother Nature in her processes of decay and regrowth.
Humanity cuts through nature in straight lines often imposing symmetry with our structures. Nature flows through this rigidity in outstretching waves.
A unique balance is struck when the reflective qualities of man-made glass is laid next to natural stone and its rough texture.
In a time when our environmental impact is in the front of our minds, finding balance has never seemed more important. If not for us, then for our future generations; but can there ever be true harmony or only struggle?
*Available* 12 1/2" high x 12 1/2" wide. Made with smalti, gold smalti, marble, coral and stone found in Cuba.
I created this mosaic after visiting the beautiful country of Cuba. I collected stones and pieces of coral that I found on the beach and incorporated them into this mosaic.
Time and Space
Time and Space was an experiment where I used the pattern of the plywood substrate to create this design of this mosaic. It was fun and I liked the effect.
Algonquin Park in Ontario is one of my favorite places in the province. I spent my summers as a child at our family cottage just outside the park. With this mosaic, I tried to show the colours and textures of Algonquin in the summer.
Our Ancient Path
Our Ancient Path is a mosaic made on a handmade substrate. Our paths in life have many ups and downs and so did the paths of our ancestors. It is these paths that make us who we are.