Monday, March 15, 2010

Mosaic Monday / White Owl-sold

White Owl-sold
Originally uploaded by Victor Nunnally
I love this charming owl by Victor Nunnally. Click through on the image to see more of Victor's work over at Flickr. You will find large cats, dragon flies and more. This piece is an excellent example of his intricate yet loose style. I love the feathers on this piece, each piece of glass fits together like a perfect puzzle. The color work in the background here is loose and fun. I spoke awhile back about achieving a loose fresh quality in mosaics and how tough that can be. Victor combines a wide variety of shapes in his work and seems to have an intuitive approach to color. I think it is a combination of both the cuts and the color that makes his work seem so fresh.


Victor Nunnally said...

Rebecca, thank you for your kind words about my art. They say that it is not what you make but, what you leave behind that counts...Hopefully these artworks will be around for thousands of years...I can not wait to start my next project...look for some awesome photos in the near future...and thank you for sharing your blog.

Warmest Regards,

Victor Nunnally

Rebecca Collins said...

You are so welcome. It is a pleasure to share your work with my readers. By the way I love your city. Asheville must be a great place to work.

Manon Doyle said...

Yes... i think the cuts do add to the freshness. I love the owl!! It's a great piece!

AutumnLeaves said...

Fabulous colors and depth to this piece by Victor, Rebecca. I am pondering on your remark about this being loose; I don't see it! LOL Still, I do think it is a most fabulous piece and makes my fingers itch to do something artistic and creative!

Rebecca Collins said...

Hi Manon, thanks for dropping by.
Sherry, "loose" in mosaics is well sort of a loose term in and of itself. Often in mosaics you find artists drawn to the medium because they have a joy for the exacting slow nature of the process and they often create stunning work using carefully cut tile in perfect little evenly cut shapes often employing repetitive patterns. Victor's work on the other hand is the type I am most drawn to ... he is cutting shapes that go together, but you can tell he is working loose and fresh, sort of allowing the piece to grow and evolve as he goes. He does not seem overly concerned with perfection and yet that is where he ends up in the end.