Monday, January 02, 2012

Mosaic Monday: Murmur

Happy New Year!  
"Murmur"
5 x 18 Mixed Media Mosaic
© rebecca collins
 I just finished either my first mosaic of 2012 or my last mosaic of 2011, or maybe both. I started this right after Christmas and just grouted today. It is a robot arm holding an anatomical heart. I am very pleased with how well my drawing elements are showing through this time. I used the ring saw and cut large shapes for my main subject areas.

I like this a lot, and now I am very eager to finish a bird mosaic I started last year. This year I am going to try and do a few mosaics that are a little more "traditional" in subject matter, like birds, maybe dogs and other critters. I have always been very drawn to odd-ball quirky subjects for my mosaic work, but I feel like sometimes I am using that as a crutch to stand out. I want to try my hand at "pretty" and "normal" subjects to see if I can do them in a way that will stand out and still have a different twist to them.  I have proven to myself that I can totally make odd things look pretty in mosaic, now lets see if I can take pretty subjects and make them look unusual.

1 comment:

cbmosaics said...

You definitely make pretty mosaics with unusual subjects, and can't wait to see what you come up with for 2012. Happy New Year!!