Take the Cannoli: Mosaic by Betsy Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA

Implied in the title "Take the Cannoli," rendered in Italian in the mosaic, is the directive "Leave the Gun."  The Godfather got it right in this era of too many weapons and not enough sweetness.

y poltically motivated mosaics write in stone my beliefs about the current state of modern life and sometimes what we need to do about it.

This mosaic is made of marble, cut with a hammer and hardie in the traditional manner and cast in mortar using the double-reverse technique I learned at the Ravenna Mosaic Art School in Italy.

he mosaic is mounted on a backing with a secure wire for hanging.

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

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