Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Escape


8 x 8 mixed media polymer mosaic

My completed polymer clay mosaic, ready to hang. My previous post shows the pieces I had created for completing this project. It took me a bit longer than I had hoped, but more importantly I enjoyed the process. It was an escape, a detour if you will, from my usual creative path. There is a kind of mindfulness that takes place when trying to decide what pieces will go where. It was a relaxing and meditative process until... you find that you have an area that needs a tile which has yet to be created. I need to stockpile tiles. Incorporated in the final piece are commercial glass/stone tiles and beads.

This was my first mosaic.

Thought for today: "Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places. "- Franz Kafka

Perhaps we all need to find an escape, a diversion from our normal routine, a change of pace.

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27 comments:

Kim H. said...

wow this turned out so stunning! It is gorgeous!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely fabulous ... I love pieces of art that you can look at over and over again and discover new details ... and even better pieces of art where you enjoy the entire process.

Jean Levert Hood said...

I love it! Fascinating!

Carmen said...

Beautiful!

John said...

vini, vidi, da.vinci

A very lovely range of colors and composition....really liked the alpha tiles.

Thank you.

Sandra said...

Wow this turned out very, very beautiful : ) I own her book and love it but have not tried any of her techniques - great book I can only imagine how cool her workshops are : ) your work is evidence of that : )
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i was going to do polymer mosaics once upon a time but knew i would be totally overwhelmed. your piece is drop dead gorg-e-ous.
*bowing in appreciation*
thanks for being here
~sue

Nora said...

It's absolutely wonderful! Good for you for a job splendidly done.

Cory said...

I only have three words for this piece...FAB-U-LOUS.

Thank you for sharing the enjoyment of my pieces on my blogs.

Cory

Joy Logan said...

WOW! Thanks for coming by my blog,what is your blog collage artists about?

Ron Eklof said...

Thanks for writing a haiku the other day and for linking to my blog. May I link to yours?
Ron

Erin K said...

This is beautiful! You are amazing with this clay art.

Neda said...

First mosaic????!!

I think I've died and gone to art heaven! This is OUTSTANDING work, Andrea! Bravo!

d.c. confidential said...

Wow! I love this. What a wonderful melding of tiles, images, and words. Good job, Andrea!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I'm with Neda on this one. This really is wonderful and connects with my creative side in a big way. What a wonderful, delicious, beautiful and fantastic piece. I love the colours and all the elements. Numbers, shapes, patterns...I can't believe its your first! You're a natural! I need to know more...I have to try this. PUH-LEASE! consider doing a tutorial:)

Sanja said...

stunning!!!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Wow this is a stunning piece! It has an otherworldly quality to it like you just unearthed it from a fantasy realm :)

beautiful blog!

Cat

Viola said...

It looks fantastic! Great work!! :-)

Anonymous said...

if i had a hammer
i'd comment in the morning
i'd comment in the evening
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peter.paul.and.ringo

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

fabulous !! what a beautiful work !! I LOVE IT !!

Dusty Lens said...

This is quite the creation, wonderful work.

We all need to escape from time to time. I think it rejuvinates our creative minds.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Andrea, this just take my breath away. So gorgeous! I love the way it turned out.
Thank you for the compliment on my story..
Sending you love, Nita <3

Trijnie said...

you made a beautiful mozaik. Nice to see result of the amazing beautiful little pieces you made before.

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are an inspriation! Incredible piece.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I've been waiting to see how this would turn out and I very impressed! It turned out great!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Hey Andrea, I loved your mosaic so much I blogged about it! Here's the link: http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/mosaic-crafts-for-polymer-clay-artists-mixed-media-projects/139/

E. Floyd said...

I happend across your blog this morning. This piece is just beautiful. I am captured by the subtle use of color and pattern, while the complexity of how all the pieces fit together entices me to continue to look at the piece gaining a better understanding of it. The extended time you commited to finishing this piece was definitely worth it!