Size: 6”x6” / 15.2x15.2 cm
Tesserae: White china, mirrored stained glass, glass metallic tile, iridescent beads, glass cabochon, Van Gogh stained glass, stone
Janet is a self-taught artist living in Carbondale, Illinois. Her mosaic pieces are made mostly with found objects collected from antique shops, Good Will, estate sales, flea markets and from the basement and attics of friends. Janet considers anything that doesn’t breathe is an unsuspecting mosaic victim!
“The hunt is part of the journey and fun for the perfect material to be used in my work.” She tends to do what pleases her eye at the time, and sometimes, “not thought out.” Most of her work is very spontaneous. She has discovered that some of her work translates her mood and feelings at the time.
“Mosaicing is very therapeutic,” says Janet…she states that she does mosaic for arts’ sake, but mainly “her” sake!
You never know what kind of art will be coming from Janet’s little garden shed next, however, you can be sure that it will be a fun and colorful treasure, and hopefully put a smile on your face!
Flickr Photos: StJohnsGypsy/sets