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  • Beyond Oceans

    Materials: Stained glass, smalti, plastic cutlery, shale, limestone, Eramosa marble, mudstone Size: 12″w x 10″h x 2″d Year: 2018 A mosaic about how microplastics aren’t just an oceans issue. Read the full explanation here.

  • The Three Horsemen

    Materials: Slag, lightbulb innards, shale, mortar tesserae, cement, marble, knob and tube, earphones, red dog, limestone, brick, architectural glass, ceramic, smalti, circuit board, resistors, coal, hard rubber, gears Size: 22″ diameter (approx.) Year: 2018 A mosaic that explores the driving forces behind the Anthropocene, namely technological change, population growth, and resource consumption. Read the full […]

  • By The Time We Realized…

    Materials: Concrete, plastic cutlery, aluminum (Coke can) Size: 12.5″h x 10″w Year: 2018 A spin-off from my inaugural mosaic in my Anthropocene series, this piece is a letter written to future generations in some of the most prevalent materials of our time: concrete, plastic, and aluminum. Read the full explanation here.

  • Enough (Talk)

    Materials: 100% thinset scraps and leftover thinset mixes Size: 13.75″h x 12″w Year: 2018

  • Baseline (We’re Just Getting Started)

    Materials: 244 community-made mosaics, onyx, quartz, limestone, marble, thinset tesserae Size: 3 panels, each 48″h x 36″w Year: 2017 This was my big project as the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence. It contains 244 small mosaics made by community members, each one representing an action someone was committing to take to address climate change. […]

  • Simultaneously A Part And A Whole

    Materials: Rock, architectural glass samples, e-waste, planning model houses, Marcellus shale, graffiti paint layers, marbles, smalti, safety glass, cardboard globe, ceramic, toy airplane Size: 24″h x 36″w Year: 2017 This piece was a commission for the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment as part of the 2017 Reunion Weekend festivities. I made most of it, […]

  • Enough (Size Matters)

    Materials: One single piece of mookaite Size: 12″h x 12″w Year: 2017 A follow-up to “(More than) Enough“, this piece takes the same approach–that is to say, using every single scrap of a single stone–to create a mosaic, but this time the message is one of restraint and not gathering stuff for stuff’s sake. Read […]

  • Pollan’s Rule (Mostly Plants)

    Materials: Bones, shale, dishes, gold smalti Size: 20.25″h x 15.25″w Year: 2017 This mosaic explores the climate impact of our food choices, specifically meat consumption. Read more about it here.

  • Wind power and solar power detail of mosaic about renewable energy by Julie Sperling

    Power Dynamic (Renewable Production, Mindful Consumption)

    Materials: Marble, limestone, sandstone, mudstone, litovi, smalti, knob and tube, shell, solar panel, petrified wood, shale, ceramic, miscellaneous stone Size: 22″h x 11″w Year: 2017 This mosaic explores how we produce and consume energy as an integral part of addressing climate change. Read more about it here.

  • Vintage Mirror Commission

    Materials: Vintage mirror, smalti, eramosa marble, marble, limestone, sandstone, ceramic Size: 24″ diameter Year: 2017 I was approached to make this mosaic from a vintage mirror that held a lot of sentimental value but that sadly got broken in a move. While I don’t often work in mirror (or glass), I can’t resist a material […]

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