Lin Schorr Mosaics – 2014 International Mosaic Auction for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Auction Ends: Dec 6, 2014 05:00 PM EST

Mosaic - art

'Mercy/Merci' by Ilona Bryan

Item Number
127
Estimated Value
Priceless
Sold
$50 USD to hdf0bd4be
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

 

Item: Mosaic wall panel

Size: 10 x 8 inch,  25cm x 20cm

Tesserae: Mixed mosaic media – recycled crockery, mirror, shaped ceramic glazed tiles, glass

 

“Having retired from working on large public art projects, often involving schools and other community groups, for this small panel I have returned to first love with mosaic work, where I often recycled discarded crockery and used the female form to convey a message or emotion.

With “Mercy/Merci” I have used a kneeling female form with arms raised in a position that can be interpreted as being either in supplication or gratitude – perhaps both.

Since discovering mosaic, I have explored its possibilities as an art form, and the potential use of alternative and found materials - pebbles, crockery, mirror, combined with more conventional glass and ceramic.

Having worked extensively with visually impaired people, form, texture, and a surface to capture and reflect light became increasingly important in both wall panels and sculpture

Apart from commissioned work, recurring themes centre on human situations, especially those relating to women. Reflecting my interest in environmental concerns, my work frequently draws attention to the natural world and life forms sharing our planet.”

As a long time member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic, I exhibit nationally. Other major exhibitions included “Art in Ruins” and “The Labyrinth” - international sculpture exhibitions at Dudley Castle, and “Sitting Pretty” – international exhibition of women’s art at The Coventry Gallery, London.
One of my sculptures is in Conoco’s corporate collection.
Until recently, much of my work involved both public art commissions and residencies, resulting in permanently sited art, including Belle View Sculpture Trail, “Paradise Pebble Mosaic” – a peace memorial in Coventry, and an entrance floor mosaic at Russell’s Hall Hospital.
Funding and commissioning bodies include Groundwork Coventry, British Waterways, Castrol UK, RNIB, and local authorities.

 

ILONA M. BRYAN

Webpage: take13artists.com

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Dudley, England

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