Ganesh by Betsy Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA

Ganesh is the elephant -headed Hindi deity known variously as the remover of obstacles, the lord of beginnings, patron of art, sciences and deva of intellect and wisdom.   perfect symbol for Nimita's Cuisine, Indian vegetarian caterer in Santa Barbara, CA.

imita commissioned this mosaic for her logo. The mosaic is made of variegated Mexican smalti and 24 karat gold Italian tesserae from the Orsoni foundry in Venice, Italy.  I created it using the double-reverse technique learned at the Ravenna Mosaic Art School.

I teach workshops at the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art.