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A WILD NIGHT IN THE HUNDERTWASSER WOODS
2010
Mixed-Media Mosaic
28" x 20"
Selected for inclusion in the 2011 National Mosaic Exhibition and among just 22 of the total entries submitted chosen by the jurors. For more details about the exhibition please click here

This piece, originally inspired by my discovery of a set of fabulous stainless steel flatware knives with "crooked" handles while rummaging through piles of discarded metals, reminded me of an old nursery rhyme and immediately morphed into a “crooked” forest in my imagination. At the time I was feeling a strong sense of nostalgia for the short, but spectacular, fall foliage season of my home in Vermont during a time when we were living and working abroad and while under the influence of Austrian Artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the final piece developed into a colorful abstract of the Northeast Kingdom and Burke Mountain. This particular work employs a variety of traditional and non-materials, along with traditional and non-traditional opus to delineate the various abstracted landscape elements while keeping the eye moving with strong flow of the andamento used in the the sky and hills.

MATERIALS: Hand cut recycled dishware and china; salvaged tempered glass from auto wrecking yard; Italian millefiore; vitreous glass tile; unglazed porcelain tile; reclaimed stainless steel table knives and fork tines; Moroccan clay mini, micro and nano tiles; stainless steel ball chain; glass gems on 1/4" 'environmental' MDF with sanded grout. Sealed for indoor use only.

PLEASE NOTE: This item was carefully and thoughtfully created from recycled, reclaimed and salvaged materials which may contain "imperfections" such as small chips, cracks, crazing, scratches, etc. As with all one-of-a-kind, handmade items, these "imperfections" are considered enhancements to the piece and do not detract from it's value. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns.

Purchase A WILD NIGHT IN THE HUNDERSTWASSER WOODS FOR $1800

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