Size: 6”x6” / 15.2x15.2 cm, framed
Tesserae: glass moon nugget, gold smalti, paua-abalone tile
Carrie was born and raised in Nogales Arizona. She moved to Maine in 2004. She comes from a very creative family and a mother, who taught and encouraged her to play and explore with the many different mediums of art.
After a few years of experimenting with many different art forms, Carrie found mosaics in the fall of 2001 after watching a British gardening show, which featured a ceramic mosaic artist. Watching her make her mosaic so intrigued Carrie; she decided to give it a try but wanted to use glass as her medium. A six-week stain glass course taught Carrie how to cut glass and gave her the basics for mosaics. To get a better feel of what mosaics are all about, she took several courses on mosaic technique and studied with professionals across the country. She then found her own technique and style for her Mosaics.
Carrie founded Nature’s Mosaics in 2002. Her primary focus has been on nature, focusing on its simplicities yet mysterious complexities. Her eye for composition, vision for color and light and her attraction to shapes, textures and design enables her to create extraordinary images of ordinary and common subjects. Many of her pieces have its beginnings from a flea market or garage sale. She loves to work with old and used items and then breath new life into them. Another passion of Carries is to experiment with items gathered from nature, such as rocks or pebbles, wood, rusted metal, beach glass, sea shells or bottle caps. She also has added fused glass as a medium so she can make her own tiles for her mosaics.
Each mosaic Carrie makes is a one-of- a-kind mosaic. Some of the items may look similar but no two items are alike. Each mosaic is designed, fabricated and installed by Carrie for residential, commercial and public areas.
Examples of Carrie’s work at Maine Art Glass Studio in Lisbon Falls, Maine, Iron Bound in Camden Maine, Northport Landing in Northport Maine, Seaside Creations in Bailey Island and Heron Point Gallery in Portland Maine. Carrie lives in Auburn Maine with her biggest fan and dog, Harper.
Carrie is a member of:
Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA)
Maine Craft Association
Carrie A. Bracker ~ Nature’s Mosaics
Auburn, Maine, USA