detail shot of "Single File"
Mosaics give me a sense of peace. They please not only the eye, but also the soul. I love the way the inside of a chunk of marble looks when it is cleaved in half... the way the surface of a mosaic seems to change depending on the light... the way it's impossible to keep from wanting to reach out and touch it.
The ocean has always been a huge inspiration for me and being a landlocked Oklahoman, I have had to adapt. Scouring the flotsam and jetsam of Southwest Oklahoma country roads and fields...a sort of "redneck beachcombing", if you will...yields a treasure trove of glass, vintage china, buttons, shotgun shells, and rusty pieces of history. I find solace in taking these seemingly irretrievably broken objects and giving them a new, beautiful life in my art.