STUDIO FRESCA: some old stuff...fresh new ARTitude
Mixed-Media Pique Assiette Mosaic
14" x 14"
The ultimate "green piece"... My goal for this piece was to create something a little more "upscale" using nothing but trash for the main materials.

My inspiration was the green vintage flower brooch on the corner, which was found in a bag of old jewelry. Using that as a beginning, I set out to make a piece that would convey the magic of chlorophyll as the life blood of green plants. The flowing tempered glass (from broken automobile windows) represents water flowing through the system and the dyed freshwater pearls (gathered from a broken necklace I found at a garage sale) are meant suggest chloroplasts, the cells responsible for photosynthesis. The vintage china with 22K gold trim is a reminder of the value of plants to keeping our environment "green".

Recycled slumped glass base with recovered dishware and vintage china with 22K gold trim; vintage recovered brooch; tempered glass salvaged from auto wrecking yard; fresh water pearls; iridescent glass paint; sanded and non-sanded grout.

Colors are greens, gold, cream, gray and taupe. Sealed and finished for indoor use ONLY. Piece has been titled, signed and dated on the back by the artist.

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.

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