Having something unique makes it special, so after studying pique assiette mosaic art (translates to “stolen from the plate”), I developed a style of my own, turning useful household objects — vases, picture frames, kitchen caddies, lamps, etc. — into one of a kind, truly original decorative art. I break plates I love, often those with interesting images and words. To personalize the work and create a biographical component, I enjoy including photos and text with the mosaic. A writer, I work in the media and in mixed media, using both to tell a story. Tiles, glass gems and other surprises are the punctuation.
I invite you to commission me and I will execute your creative vision. The process inspires new ideas and keeps the work fresh. I am particularly gratified by those who return each time they want a gift to celebrate a wedding, new baby or any occasion.
Satirical Mosaic Art
“What the right-wing in the United States tries to do is undermine the press” — Stephen Colbert.
My background in comedy writing explains why I’m doing satirical mosaic art work. Please look at the “Breaking News” Series, edgy pieces that comment on America’s current crises — from politicians involved in sex scandals to Wall Street swindlers — fittingly done on cremation urns. Go to Limited Editions and look for faces you recognize. “Is The Right Right?” showing right wing politicians and pundits among red, white and blue shards with American flag images, was selected by the highly competitive Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition Wide Open Exhibition.
Pique Assiette Mosaic Urns
“If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.” — Mel Brooks
I transform an ordinary cremation urn into “a creation urn,” by embedding photos, protected by clear glass, and other meaningful items in pique assiette, telling the story of a life. Memories are preserved in a lasting mosaic eulogy that is attractive enough to be displayed in the home and likely to be passed along to future generations. Requires no perpetual care. For more information on my handmade mosaic urns, please visit my dedicated website, www.personalized-urns.com.
in the press…
A Comedy Writer on Her New Career Making Mosaics
New York Times – October 13, 2010
WestVillage Originals – Nov 2012