So anyways, as I photographed some of this older early work I found this...
Ashby Flea Market in Berkeley, which was a fairly regular Saturday trip. I was digging through someone's boxes of ol' fun junk and found an oval of wood with one of those lacquered on pictures. I have no idea now what it was of. Quite possibly a religious image. I was starting to get into mosaics as I had been doing stained glass and had tons of scrap glass. I saw this random wooden oval and thought, " OOOoooo, I could mosaic that!"
Since that day I have re-purposed many random items including a children's head board, a guitar, old window sashes, and many pieces of leftover scrap wood from our apartment building restoration job.
|jelly sample jar|
|on a scrap piece of 2x4 from building project|
|Clear glass vase from thrift store|
|Children's size headboard found on the side of the road in Berkeley|
I know I am not alone. All mosaic artists have had that moment of "OOOooo I could mosaic that!" Someday I will get to that Mannequin.