Here’s the fourth and final piece of the new “Perpetual” series this is an original one of a kind. I don’t need to remind everyone about the recent scare concerning the availability of this delicious snack cake. Have a Twinkie always at the ready, even if it’s just hanging from your wall. And yes, one cake is lovingly ‘baked’ right into the mortar.
Trying to leave your mark in this world fascinates me. Ancient history fascinates me.
Volunteering to work on an archaeological dig in Pompeii helped merge these two interests in to my art. In the ancient world, mosaics were used to capture images of everyday
Using the same materials, tools and methods of the
archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of
modern things in an ancient voice. My work locks into mortar unexpected concepts drawn from the present.
By harnessing and exploiting the limitations of this indestructible technique, my work surprises the viewer while challenging long-held notions of what a mosaic should be. Like low-tech pixels,hundreds if not thousands of tiny, hand-cut pieces of italian glass and marble comprise my work.
This work is my mark.