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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.
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 […]
Materials: Limestone, marble, bituminous dolomite, coal, shale, salvaged glass, graffiti paint layers Size: 14″h x 14″w Year: 2017 A commissioned sister mosaic to “(Un)Acceptable Loss”, this oil spill–inspired mosaic is about the negative impacts that happen over the course of getting fossil fuels out of the ground and all the way to our homes, vehicles, […]
(More Than) Enough
Materials: One single piece of limestone Size: 16″h x 12″w Year: 2016 Through an exploration of the notion of “enough”, this piece deals with the connection between consumption and climate change, and how simply consuming less can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full explanation here.
Materials: Limestone, marble, unglazed porcelain, smalti, salvaged glass, graffiti paint layers Size: 11″h x 11″w Year: 2016 Inspired by an oil spill, this mosaic is about the negative impacts that happen over the course of getting fossil fuels out of the ground and all the way to our homes, vehicles, and industries. Read the full explanation here.
Siti and Fad’s Wedding Ampersand
Materials: China, smalti, limestone, mudstone, thinset tesserae, typeset letter Size: 12″h x 10″w Year: 2015 A mosaic made as a wedding gift for a dear friend and her soulmate.