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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 1
    symbolises the transience of life and is an annual reminder that time is precious reminding us to enjoy the ephemeral quality of nature while we can I was inspired by this philosophy to create a design for a kimono that would represent the Japanese custom of Hanami cherry blossom viewing incorporating the theme of birdsong I selected my favourite materials gold smalti recycled ceramics unglazed porcelain millefiori stained and tempered glass over vintage sheet music Contact Details lorrainecave yahoo com Lorraine Cave Artist Statement Twitter Hooray it s Spring This is a cluster of birds noisily chattering away to each other in the branches of a blossoming tree I have happy memories of loud birdsong keeping me awake in the evenings as a child Old plates from my childhood were used to remind me of these times The rather silly crazy birds are supposed to reflect the extravagance of life the joy of Spring Contact Details adandali gmail com Alison Chisholm Artist Statement Wake Up Bird The song of the blackbird is the inspiration for this mosaic it s joyous liquid call wakes us up to the present moment The light blue glass tesserae were chosen as the colour most

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 2
    work so well with mosaic and the contrast between the retro shiny pink mirror tiles and the naturalness of the wood branch which was found by the River Exe following the recent flood Contact Details c o Opus Mosaic Jacky Cox Artist Statement Vent De Fleurs Le printemps est là quand on découvre émerveillé les graciles petites merveilles que la nature nous offre Exubérance multitude légéreté et mouvement Spring is here when we discover amazed again small slight marvels nature offers us Exuberance multitude lightness and movement Contact Details sylvie foisel gmail com Sylvie Foisel Guigues Artist Statement April in Holland In opposition to the winter neutral colors I tried to illustrate spring with the rich palette of colors of the flower fields In the nature spring is the season of revival and for us spring is also the season of love As tulips are the flowers representing love I chose the famous blooming tulips fields of Holland to express the spring emotion To fully feel this emotion you have to imagine the birdsongs and the caress of fresh air on your skin Contact Details babeth foucher wanadoo fr Elisabeth Foucher Artist Statement Song Thrush with Apple Blossom Robert Browning

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 3
    effect leaves in the lower right and on the frame and many of the raindrops The materials used were also quite varied glass dichroic glass millifiore Zanfirico cane frit stringers Italian smalti and Mexican Smalti Contact Details mjginuk yahoo com Judy Geisser Artist Statement Girl with a Harp The girl with the flowers in her hair plays her harp beautifully and the birds come to sing I really like the Art Nouveau style and thought that Bird Song and Blossom is an ideal subject to indulge my passion I found a piece by Alphonse Mucha which seemed to depict the subject perfectly and this is my tribute I have used opaque stained glass and some millefiori for the flowers on the dress The blue and white bird is a wooden piece which was attached to a greetings card I was given I have stuck on a mouth and some eyes cut out from a magazine I hope you appreciate the humour Contact Details alexglendinning lineone net Alex Glendinning Artist Statement Birds of a feather flock together A bright and quirky mosaic depicting how birds of the same species stick together Made from vitreous glass glazed ceramic tiles and millefiori Contact

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 4
    times The rather silly crazy birds are supposed to reflect the extravagance of life the joy of spring Contact Details c o Opus Mosaic Hazel Horne Artist Statement Awakening Winter is the time when everything is asleep hidden frozen and grey Then one day everything changes You can literally feel the difference in the air First signs Tiny spots of bright green on the ground a warm pleasant wind birds singing in the very early morning when the sun is just about to rise The power of nature begins to wake up moving all the juices in the sleeping trees feeding energy to the whole surrounding world Yes Spring is coming Contact Details mosaicsbyiza gmail com Izabela Kartasinska Artist Statement Ornithophobia This mosaic was made as part of an artistic collaboration which resulted in a book published in April 2013 by French mosaic artist Muriel Ligerot entitled 103 Drawings Interpreted in Mosaic I chose this particular drawing to interpret because though I have a horror of birds the image was so striking and the colours so varied and yet still giving the impression of black I hope that I have managed to capture this in the different colours and kinds

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 5
    Artist Statement The Happy Songster This whimsical piece was inspired by the bold little birds that sit on the bright pink blossoming bougainvillea bushes that are right outside of my louvred bedroom windows and wake me up with a hearty and rousing serenade The mixed media piece is created with polymer clay stained glass vitreous glass ball chain glass globules and discarded jewelry The contrasting background of jade vitreous glass ensures that the little pink songster and the vibrant flower blossoms receive maximum attention Contact Details deborah 643 hotmail com Debs McLaughlin Artist Statement Lark Ascending Growing up surrounded by countryside in South East Cornwall the song of the skylark rang free and for me heralded the beginning of Spring It was years later that I discovered Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Every time I hear it I am transported back to sunny spring days blossom on the trees This is what inspired my piece Contact Details c o Opus Mosaic Claire Morrison Artist Statement Early Blackbird From a very young age I collect found objects bottle caps shards beach glass everything that has a touch of beauty or usefulness Other people s trash is my treasure No wonder charity

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 6
    Artist Statement Chicklet This mosaic sculpture is great for both gardens and indoors I tried to capture the vulnerability of a new born bird naive and innocent slightly disheveled and needing protection of a mama bird Contact Details glitteringshards gmail com Concetta Perot Artist Statement Unfinished Symphony Unfinished Symphony was hidden deep in an old sketchbook for a couple of years I had been working on a concept for a series of mosaics that had to be made in the correct order and so when the time was right I made this one in the autumn last year The inspiration came from crows lining up on the telegraph wires and gradually flying off from one end I had already named that first sketch Unfinished Symphony but when I came to make it I chose to use a couple of bars from the chorus of Schubert s score Unfinished Symphony within the line up of the birds It is my favourite part of the Symphony because it is very exciting and uplifting and creates the feeling that something quite spectacular is going to happen That feeling fitted perfectly with what I was trying to achieve in the mosaic Contact Details kate

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 7
    birdsong are synonymous with spring my favourite time of year With this piece I hoped to capture the colours and feel of an early misty spring morning giving the mosaic an almost Japanese feel Contact Details c o Opus Mosaic Vikki Russell Artist Statement Four Seasons The first thing that came to mind when I heard Birdsong and Blossom was the beautifully decorated crockery that is available nowadays I wanted

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  • Birdsong & Blossom artist list page 9
    this new mosaic one morning the very proud peacock was stood on a fence framed by beautiful trees and from a certain angle he and the tree became one And there it was fully formed in my minds eye So this lovely bird has provided me with two wonder centres of calm contemplation Even if his song is not the sweetest Contact Details frances whittaker tesco net Frances Whittaker Artist Statement Robin Waiting to say its chirpy Hello the robin with its red breast is always a welcome sight Contact Details c o Opus Mosaic Jenny Smith Artist Statement Birds Gone bless em TThe Dodo Raphus cucullatus is probably the most symbolic of extinct birds if not all extinct species A comical looking flightless bird about 1m height it used to live quite happily on the small island of Mauritius situated in the Indian Ocean to the east of Africa The Dodo was first mentioned by Dutch sailors in 1598 after which it soon became a menu item for both hungary sailors and some of the domesticated animals they had brought with them Ironically the Dodo had lost its ability to fly because of the previous absence of predators on

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