Mixed Media 3D
Putting natural stone, glass smalti, gems and mineral specimens with metals, fossils and interesting pieces of wood I’ve collected, is an exercise of comparison between God-created and man’s creation. I create free-form, generally starting with a piece of wood. I use a lot of transparent colored glass smalti and mount on gesso coated wooden panels with both thin set and/or a commercial adhesive. I will tint the thin set with pigment or use acrylic paint to color any of the visible panel that might be seen between the tesserae. I do not grout my mosaics. I break and cut glass and stone with a hammer and hardie, nippers, pliers and a rotary saw. I coil and cut copper and other metals as well. Each piece of art is an expression of faith, hope and the promises of God found only through Jesus Christ. I want my work to be beautiful reminders of all that Christ has done for us; how much we are adored by God and how faithful he is to his children. By bringing God’s natural handiwork into your home, you will also have a great talking piece to help you share this story.