Custom mosaic designs and fabrication handmade in Santa Barbara, CA
Ceramic and porcelain tile with dychroic glass and glow-in-the-dark grout behind the mushroom cloud. In 1947 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (from the Manhattan Project) featured the Doomsday Clock at eight minutes to midnight, representing a countdown to possible global catastrophe due to nuclear war or, since 2007, climate change. The January 2015 Bulletin reset the clock to 3 minutes to midnight. Here, a Day of the Dead version.
Made In CA for Palestine. 15.5x15.5". Ceramic tile and Marble.
California, symbolized by the three roses,is on a motif from the Palestinian scarf.
I Am The Rose Of Sharon (Song of Solomon2:1). 32x29". Italian glass smalti and 24 karat gold tesserae.
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict violence on both sides harms the innocent. The Rose of Sharon, here disintegrating, symbolizes Israel as it bleeds onto a Palestinian scarf, which is torn and burned. Italian hand made glass smalti with 24 karat gold tesserae.
Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompañada. 8" diameter. Italian glass smalti, semi precious stones, vintage plate frame.
Better Alone than in Bad Company--a Spanish proverb.
Cinderella's Older Sister. 21" diameter. Italian glass smalti and 24 karat gold tesserae, vitreous glass.
A comment on how women will endure pain to enhance appearance. From the original Grimm's Fairy Tales in which the older sister cut off her heel in order to fit into the glass slipper. The glass slipper in this mosaic is in high relief.
Not War! 19x29". Italian glass smalti, marble and Venetian glass heart.
Take The Cannoli. 18x28.5" Marble.
"Lacia a pistola, prendi i cannoli." Leave the gun, take the cannoli. The Godfather.