STUDIO FRESCA: some old stuff...fresh new ARTitude
TWILIGHT IN TAHITI
2008
Mixed Media Mosaic
10" x 10"
NFS - Donation for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, however I am always happy to recreate similar pieces customized to the clients needs. Please contact me for further information.

After a long sojourn in my personal collection, TWILIGHT IN TAHITI is now part of the 2014 Mosaic Art Auction to benefit Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, ably and generously coordinated by the inimitable Lin Schorr Mixed Media Mosaics-Community Projects & Events. IThe auction, which includes wonderful works created by talented mosaic artists from around the world, will take place on-line in November. You can obtain further information (and get a sneak peak at the art to be auctioned) here.

The magical glow of a soft tropical evening is rendered using vintage aqua-green Japanese Nippon Lustreware, renowned for it's iridescent sheen, and discarded dishware with a rain forest motif, to depict the foliage, while translucent scrap stained glass in various shades of violet, with an added glow from the shiny silver aluminum plate substrate underneath, suggests the deep gleam of gloaming just before darkness envelopes the islands. Glass chips, iridescent glass seed beads and Italian glass millefiore add depth and texture while highlighting the shapes and accentuating the colors that shine in the sweet-smelling evenings in magical, mystical Tahiti.

MATERIALS: hand-cut vintage Nippon (Japanese) Lustreware and discarded dishes; scrap stained glass; Italian glass millefiore; glass beads and hand painted grout on salvaged stamped aluminum plate with gloss sealer. For INDOOR use only.
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