Where does the mosaic end and the cornucopia of mosaic materials begin?
During the design process, Camy’s board is covered with piles of possibilities. Note the light colors in the central mandala, to be replaced later with dark materials.
Sonia’s treasure inspires the radiating arms of subtle color and texture in her spontaneous mosaic.
Jean Ann’s central treasure grows organically outward in many different textures and colors.
Ilana and Virginia confer on ideas for building out from the ceramic creatures.
Ilana likes the horizontal lines of Andrea’s spontaneous mosaic.
Bonnie’s spontaneous mosaic catches the waves.
Camy has finished cementing the pieces of her spontaneous mosaic.
Spontaneous mosaics by Andrea (top) and Camy (bottom).
Spontaneous moasics by Virginia (top) and Ruth (bottom).
Spontaneous mosaics by Susannah (top), Sylvia (middle), and Jean Ann (bottom).
Spontaneous mosaics by Bonnie (top), Suzanne (middle left), Marcie (middle right), and Sonia (bottom).
Ilana Shafir is one of my all time favorite mosaic artists. If you ever have a chance to take her class for goodness sake don’t miss it! 🙂