BURNING MAN 2014: JOURNEY WITH MOM – Click to see full gallery! And read about it on my front page.
The imagery concept is mother Gaia at the far right has sacred geometry woven in her hair. As the winds of life blow her hair the geometry is infused into all things in nature; represented as flowers, butterflies, and mushrooms to fit the motif of the rest of the garden.
I will be posting pictures at the end of every creative session. Check back here often to view the progress.
This mosaic tea table took me 26 hours to complete. It is only the 2nd piece I’ve created using cut glass. I absolutely love this medium. View this album to see my entire process. Each picture was taken at the end of each two hour creative session.
This table fits into my Wonderland motif in the backyard. The tea cup was created from photo reference but the rest was layered organically. The gears were purchased and had to be raised to the level/thickness of the class. I used key cards which i had been saving for years from various trips I’d taken. Each one marked a different time in my life; a different moment to remember. It seemed very fitting to use these cards to support the gears of time as they poured out of the tea cup and across the table.
I herited this DJ booth from Syrup Loft in Downtown LA. It was created for the Burning Man Opera out of the scrap pieces of wood left from the creation of the Temple set piece. I always saw the cubist face of Dora Maar by Picasso in its cut pieces and now I have the opportunity to create my vision fully realized.
Every day I work on the piece, I will post a picture of the progress. Working in broken mirror has posed to be very difficult. I truly have put my blood into this piece. Im also working in silicon which is sticky, smelly, and messy but necessary to secure the mirror and ensure it will be protected from water.
The image is the portrait of Dora Maar by Picasso and its mirror image next to it. It will all be mosaiced in mirror with the grout lines being the contour lines.
I worked on this piece with the remarkable interior designer, Scarlet Jackson Abbott. It took us about 1 year to complete. There were fairly large amounts of time when we could not work on it which is why it took us so long. But either way, it was a very time consuming process. And also extremely healing at the same time.
This piece marks the beginning of my love for mosaic work.