March 21, 2008

Mask with Fragments of a Shattered Gift

A good friend of mine from Michigan sent me a gift of a beautiful raku bowl. Unfortunately the bowl shattered in transit. Since both the giver of the gift and the receiver are mosaic artists, however, this was not a tragic thing for our is the art of pieceing together fragments to make a new whole. The fragments of the raku bowl found their way into my most recent mosaic mask featured at right. The base is ceramic with attachments of glass and shells to augment the raku shards. Inspired by my earlier reading of Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico I used small, closely space tesserae, cutting on the bevel whenever I could manage it. So the raku bowl and its kind intent live on. I hope my friend likes it.

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