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  • Forest mosaic artist list 4
    and those living on the surface of the bark Many animals feed on the pollen nectar fruit seeds and foliage of trees and the wildlife interest increases as a tree ages As an ecologist I often find myself in British woodlands for both work and for pleasure inspiring this mosaic made using a mix of glazed and matt ceramic and glass tiles Contact Details rachaelfickweiler hotmail com Pam Fuller Artist Statement The View Stunning views my friend said Ohh and bring your camera I am continually looking for the next photograph for the next mosaic Always looking for inspiration The forest we visited felt enigmatic and full of light and shade I have used flowing wispy glass for the main trees and the ever changing grey sky For the forest I wanted a more textured denser effect with a contrast of colour and used plain or marbled tiles We never did get to see the view but I do have a permanent wonderful reminder of two friends walking through the forest enjoying the surroundings Contact Details Kev8Pam aol com Katy Galbraith Highly Commended Artist Statement Gingerbread House Stimulated by a local sweet shop s window display which featured a large Gingerbread House I felt that I had to do it in mosaic Whilst the story of Hansel Gretel is a sinister one as are most fairy tales I wanted to make this image a light hearted one which stimulates smiles rather than scared faces The materials used are primarily recycled including a large quantity of wine bottle glass waste from the local Caithness Paperweight factory and from a local fused glass artist ceramic dishes glass vases beads and vintage tiles and is made onto a reclaimed kitchen unit It even includes a pink nugget bought from Opus Mosaic s shop

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 5
    F it is asking us to act now before it s too late The inspiration for this piece was simply that trees are life Trees regenerate the air that we breathe they give food energy and shelter to wildlife and people Trees are at the living heart of everything This piece was inspired by The Woodland Trust and their campaign Save Ancients Forest For Everyone This campaign is so important as we are slowly losing our heritage in the UK some of our trees are the oldest in Europe and need protection now I wrote a message in my piece which I feel represents this it reads A thousand secrets are held within the pillars of today Some of our oldest trees are thousands of years old and have been documented throughout history they hold the secrets to our past present and future Contact Details beccaharris hotmail co uk Kate Harris Artist Statement Snap shot in time a group The main source of inspiration for these Pieces came from Nature not only from trees and forests but also in the way the seasons the weather night and day sun and moon play a part in making a landscape In creating these 4 mosaics I aimed to replicate the same view but in very different ways Using ceramic tiles and bold use of colour and texture I tried to interpret the mood of the moment and illustrate in each view a snapshot in time Contact Details c o opusmosaic btconnect com Katy Harrison Artist Statement Monkey Puzzle I ve always been fascinated by the human like qualities of primates and am increasingly concerned about their continued existence in their natural habitat This vitreous glass tile mosaic pictures three cheeky monkeys swinging through the trees of their ever reducing tropical rain forest

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 6
    would not survive Mosaic frog sculpture with stained glass hand made ceramic decorations and glass beads Suitable for outdoor use but not guaranteed frost proof Trees have always been wise and caring guardians for me and these pieces reflect the supportive and nurturing role they play in our lives and that of the planet Like yin and yang they have a dual nature from day to night complementary opposites creating harmony in the world Mosaic wall plaques with stained glass hand made fused glass decorations and beads Contact Details debbie fyfield uk net Angela Ibbs Highly Commended Artist Statement Once upon a Time Inspired by a scene from the classic forest fairytale Little Red Riding Hood This wall piece shows the start of her journey into the forest as the wolf watches Materials include unglazed ceramic glass tiles and millefiori and recycled pottery Artist Statement Le Stagioni SOLD Inspired by the ever changing times of the year and nature The tree is often use as a symbol of life and the ages This centre piece has a musical movement playing Clair de Lune Materials include unglazed ceramic glass tiles and millefiori Contact Details angie29771 toucansurf com Illya lliev Artist Statement

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 7
    poems is inspired by the poem of Halil Gibran What interests me about making mosaics is the material when I can turn this hard medium into a flowing line to grasp the haptic moment This mosaic shall be a tribute to life display its diversity beauty and show the poetic aspect of life Contact Details info mosaikstudio de Rosie Laker Artist Statement Forest Kaleidoscope Attracted by the circular kaleidoscopic effect of looking up to the sky in the heart of a forest and embracing the international theme I aim to show that what you see above can be revealed by looking below wherever you are standing on our globe Contact Details rlaker toucansurf com Isabel Le Flem Second Runner Up New Mosaic Artist First Exhibition Artist Statement Latido de Corazon Cocoa seed coconut roman mosaics and Albertini glasses I definitively wanted to use some vegetable maters for this mosaic as I already did for El improbable bosque The improbable forest I was inspired by the Spanish writer Elena Quiroga s book La sangre The blood The main character is a tree witness of a whole family story and wich survives through the centuries The forest is called the lung of

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 13
    mosaic glass shapes nuggets with glazed clay butterflies leaves flower heads There is also the addition of beach combed sea turned pottery which has been purchased from fellow beach combers collected by myself my sister from the beautiful beaches of Fife in Scotland This assemblage of mosaic mixed media items has then been decorated embellished with gloss green enamel gold leaf prismatic glitter faux cabochons faux pearls rhinestones Where I live in Fife there are stretches of rich deep forests wonderful coastlines my family I when out walking through these forests are occasionally gifted with magical sightings of the incredibly enigmatic cute red squirrel Peering down from the tree top canopies branches these little squirrels watch you for a little while with intent curiosity before vanishing into the depths of the trees So for the 2011 The Year of the Forest exhibition I instantly thought of the shy secretive red squirrel as my inspiration With Secret Squirrel I sourced sea turned pottery which has been decorated with ferns flowers coloured in greens splashes of blue along with sea turned pottery coffee pot tea cup handles which look like tree branches ivy vines My usage of this pottery green blue mosaic media along with gold decorated glass gold leaf was to create an impression of a red squirrel hiding in the forest tree tops hidden slightly by the thick foliage with the blue skies rays of golden sunshine flickering shinning through the leaves gaps in the tall canopy Contact Details koidragons yahoo co uk Adele Zaslawska Artist Statement Bird Snake Animal Head Forests and the incredible diversity of animal life that they support are the inspiration for my imaginary forest creatures I hope my quirky mosaics make you smile To make them I ve salvaged and rehabilitated old cups and saucers

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 8
    I did this mosaic I wanted to show how the tree had seemed to me Contact Details c o opusmosaic btconnect com Angela Nash Artist Statement Trees SOLD I create mosaics in my garden shed which overlooks an old coal slag heap that has been reclaimed by trees and now looks beautiful This inspired me to try and capture the diversity colour and texture of these trees in my mosaic by using broken china beads and glass off cuts I was influenced by Hudertwasser in my design I love the quirky shapes and lines in his paintings and buildings Contact Details angela4nash btinternet com Valerie Nicolade Artist Statement Little Trees Trees Are life They are lungs of hearth they are our breath Each year when leaves appear when the green fill our eyes it is like a rebirth Long life to trees I would like to give them an happy and beautiful place describing all their beauty with various materials Contact Details espritmosaique free fr Annie Nicoll Artist Statement Fiddlehead Fern The design of this piece is based on the fiddlehead fern which features the spiral one of my favourite themes I have used mainly ceramic tiles but there is

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 9
    overlooks an old coal slag heap that has been reclaimed by trees and now looks beautiful This inspired me to try and capture the diversity colour and texture of these trees in my mosaic by using broken china beads and glass off cuts I was influenced by Hudertwasser in my design I love the quirky shapes and lines in his paintings and buildings Contact Details glitteringshards gmail com Nikki Petch Artist Statement Fairy One Tree of Life Called Fairies in from the lake district My childhood was spent roaming many woods and enjoying the imagination of perhaps fairies being there This was my inspiration for this piece Materials used I used stained glass for all of this piece Mainly because i wanted to keep an unbroken curve for the trees Some of my past was about coming through depression and recovering from mental illness i am drawn to trees because they represent freedom to me I love anything to do with the tree of life my inspiration for this piece is trees and other pictures of trees Contact Details janepetch btinternet com Nicole Provost Artist Statement Foliages It s a mosaic with marble glass smalti and pieces of tree bark

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  • Forest mosaic artist list 10
    btconnect com Jo Shepard Artist Statement A Lizard for Lisa Snake Dedicated to a friend who lost her battle with cancer recently Geckos are considered to be a sign of good luck a symbol of keeping one eye on the past while focusing the other on the future The release and regeneration of the tail is representative of the self preservation and re growth people go through after trials It is said they use their voice to warn of the presence of poisonous snakes the snake mosaic is borrowed from the book Creative Garden Mosaics by Jill MacKay the stones came from a walk on Bridlington beach with my friend Lisa Contact Details opusmosaic btconnect com Ali Soper Artist Statement My West Dean Tree I sat on a bench at West Dean College last year and thought what am i going to mosaic Looking out at the great landscape and beautiful old trees that have been around for so long in the park land The texture of the bark and the shape of the branches with the movement of the leaves giving shade and interest were magical and the seed was sewn for my next project and here it is My West Dean Tree Contact Details alipally btinternet com Julie Stedman Artist Statement Woven in the Fabric Trees have always been a passion in my life so this theme really appealed to me I started this mosaic back in July 2010 and it has grown with me over that year I wanted to incorporate my new medium of Glass Fusion with my usual art form of Mosaic Woven in the fabric comes from an idea that trees in our forests wherever in the world we live are totally woven into the fabric of our lives we would not be here

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