Pieces in order:
“Dahlia Llama” 2002 – antique glass on glass. Sold at silent auction for GAS (Glass Art Society)
“Increase My Territory” 2009 - comes from two ideas. It’s the title to a gospel tune that I love that seems to remind us all of the abundance in the world. As well, some of the imagery was inspired by the Power of Water: the imagery of Water Crystals. Antique glass on glass. Tinted grout. Prototype for line of Illuminated furniture; Carpenter Travis Ingram designed and fabricated table. Shaid later cut it down to coffee table height. Still tinkering with design.
“SESAC” antique glass on plexiglass in light box. 2000 commissioned to commemorate their new Los Angeles based office.
“The World…" Found window pane, glass, ceramic tile, plates. 2nd collaboration with Dawn Mendelson 2003. We are ready to let this one find another home. For sale.
"Fish Grill” signage commission for designer Mark Lumer. 2005, 2006
“FLMP Logo” – Forest Lawn Memorial Park logo from 1930's(?). Glendale and Burbank FLMP’s have educational seminars for the public. They also have enormous and amazing mosaics based on highlights from American History that were made in Italy, with smalti, and shipped here.
Type: Illuminated, Mosaic, Furniture
Type: Peacock Mailbox at Private Residence.
A client found me online having been browsing the web for decorative mailboxes. She was moving into a new home with her family. Her father wanted to gift the family something unique to commemorate this new beginning. They moved into a neighborhood where peacocks run wild. Her children were delighted and fascinated by them.
We emailed back and forth imagery that inspired us of these illuminating birds. This client gave me free reign to interpret the colors, patterns, and flow of the peacock.
When the mailbox was finished, the children came to my studio to sign the inside of the mailbox and glue a tile as well.
Here’s hoping this family continues to enjoy the birds, the colors, and the glass mosaic in their neighborhood.
One of a kind mosaics make for long lasting, personal accents to Interior spaces.
Type: Interior Design, Consultant, One-of-a-Kind
Got an afternoon? Weekend? Week long Staff Training? Month at Sea? Artist Residency? Educational Program ? We love unique, project oriented work.
MOSAIC ALCHEMY provides consultation, material sourcing, design,
or all in one servicing for you and yours to create a one-of-a-kind collaborative mosaic artwork to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, corporate team-building, retirement, rites of passage, or of course, for fun.
1-3 month lead time for celebrations preferable if travel involved, but may not be essential.
Please don’t hesitate to call with all ideas.
Clients featured: 70th Birthday Celebration, Memorials for cherished Pets, Recognition of Coworkers (Frames), CAPA (CA Assoc. of Physician’s Asst’s.)
Type: Gifts, Commemorative Works, Celebrations, Weddings, Retreats, Residencies