Monday, September 20, 2010

Mosaic Monday / Dallas Mosaic Artists

Dallas mosaic artists are making things happen! I usually scour the web to find cool mosaic work from all over the country to talk about on Mondays or I sometimes will show off some of my own projects. Today and the rest of the month I want to cover local Dallas mosaics and local mosaic projects.
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Check out my short video below about a large public garden project my classmates are involved in for the Texas State Fair.  I did not take part in the project, but I am so excited for everyone involved. They did an amazing job and I hope to create a longer video soon that will show the flowers in the garden. This video shows some in progress shots along with an interview with project organizer Katrina Doran.




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Shannon Leigh Saunders recently had her mosaic work showcased by Cebolla Fine Flowers, the showing runs through Sept. 25th. I checked out this high end retail opening last week and was very impressed with both the quality of Shannon's work and also how beautiful her pieces looked in this large upscale retail environment. Shannon's work varied in subject matter, she was showing floral pieces, abstracts and even a portrait. What did not vary at all was her attention to detail and craftsmanship. Her work is just exquisite. I am afraid my small photos of the show postcard does not do her work justice.


The piece below was one of my favorites that Shannon was showing. I found this nice image over at flickr via member: allitscrackeduptobe.

© Shannon Leigh Saunders

6 comments:

cbmosaics said...

I'm always amazed when a mosaic artist I've never seen before comes into my radar. I think I know everybody in this small community, but it's always a nice surprise to see someone new to me! Must now go explore more of her work. Thanks!

cbmosaics said...

Hmm... can't find a web site... she needs one :)

Rebecca Collins said...

Christine ... I know. Many of my favorite local mosaic artists do not have websites set up yet. It drives me crazy. After setting up that wordpress blog in like 20 minutes for the mosaic-swap I am telling people that are not tech savvy to use wordpress for their art sites ... it is better than nothing and I have seen some artists making great use of the multiple page feature. It is so easy to use and set up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca! Just found your blog page. Thanks for the post! I have set up a mosiac page on Facebook - Shannon Leigh Saunders Mosaics. I will keep it updated with things. My piece, "The Pearl" was accepted in SAMA this year!

Rebecca Collins said...

Congrats Shannon! Wow. Ok, I am off to find you on FB.

cbmosaics said...

Yay! Glad you found the blog, Shannon. Now I will go check out your FB page, too!