12.5" x 18.5"
Inspired by geology - the tension of rock that has forced its way into fractures, disrupting the sedimentary layers built up over time.
Materials: Sandstone, shale, limestone, brick, granite, smalti, gold.
"Working with glass is a transforming process. The pieces are broken, change shape, fit together, then made whole again with glue or grout - sometimes in unexpected ways. It is important to me in our throw-away culture to reinvent discarded items, chipped mirrors or scrap glass into sacred art formed in prayer.
My mosaics range from abstract sculpture and landscapes to liturgical wall hangings and commissioned works. They allow me to connect my art to my faith. I try to express some of my wonder at creation and the Creator in each piece."
I recently came across this from Trappist monk Thomas Merton, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” When looking at my work, I hope you find your own deep meaning.
artist Kathy Thaden