I love glass. I the love the play of light as it passes through and
reflects off of glass, the amazing variety of colors and textures, and
the moods glass can project. Vibrant, rich colors are essential.
Years ago I made stained glass windows and sun catchers, but I wanted
more dimension. Then I found mosaics and realized I could keep the art
two dimensional when I wanted, but I could also create deep relief,
mosaic sculptures, or anything in between. There are endless
possibilities with mosaics.
Creating a mosaic can be a long process. I have to design it,
sometimes engineer it, but then I also have to find just the right
pieces to make it all come together the way I envision it. There are
other times when a found object, a piece of glass, or a certain shape
can inspire me and lead me down a totally unexpected path. Then piece
by piece I put it all together until it's just right. My art is just
as much about the process as the product. My inner soul smiles as I
lose myself in my creations.
A few years ago, I started to incorporate fused glass pieces into my
mosaics. One thing led to another, mostly through my love of jewelry,
and now I create fused glass jewelry, colorful garden art, and even
I am a high school Spanish teacher and split my time between my
passions: teaching and creating glass art.
I belong to the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Contermporary
Mosaic Artists, Los Altos Art Club, and I am the founding member of Full
Spectrum Mosaics: Artists of Silicon Valley.
Lexus of Stevens Creek, Santa Clara: current exhibition
Brian’s Restaurant: annually since 2011
Original Pancake House: annually since 2011
Palo Alto JCC – juried show: October 2013 – January 2014
Filoli — juried “Handcrafted and Through the Lens: Nature
Interpreted”, Filoli is a historic country house and gardens, Redwood
City, CA: July – October 2012.
Institute of Mosaic Art — juried “All White Show”:
November 2011 – February 2012
Second City International Mosaic Exhibition: 2011 (juried)
Los Altos Town Hall - juried show “Conservation”: 2011
Silicon Valley Open Studios: 2009 – 2013
Los Gatos Museum of Art: 2008, 2009 (juried shows)