Swan Mosaic is named after its founder: Xuan My Ho. Her first name, "Xuan," is pronounced "Swan" in English.
Before immigrating to the United States in 1979, Xuan was studying medicine in her home country of Vietnam.
Once in America, she decided to change her career path to computer science, worked in the field of information
technology for over 30 years, and recently become a full time mosaic artist.
But she always dreamed of finding a hobby she loved so deeply it would become a lifelong pursuit.
During a visit to Barcelona in 1998, Xuan was inspired by Antoni Gaudi's use of mosaics in his architectural
structures. This ignited in her a passion for mosaics, an art that Xuan has since been practicing.
Her artistic inspiration is derived from her own imagination, the external world, and her experiences as a Vietnamese refugee
who has created a life in America. She employs soft colors and curved shapes to capture the beauty of the natural
earth, sky, mountains, water, and the world around her. In addition, she loves the artistic challenge
and wide range of possibilities presented by using a variety of shapes and materials, as if they were her paint,
and the mosaic her canvas.
Encouraged by her family and friends, Xuan decided to showcase her work through galleries, art fairs,
and her website. Xuan's work has been featured in several books and
magazines, and one of her pieces, the "Four Seasons" table set (seen in the "Wrought Iron Tables" section), was
acquired by Neil Young - a famous rock musician. In addition, two of Xuan's wall hangings - Nature
were selected in the Mosaic Arts International 2009 and 2014 for the exhibitions at the Museum of Man in San Diego, California,
and The Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas respectively.
The mosaics she creates carry the hand-made swan logo that represents her signature.
This year, Xuan will showcase her work at the annual Kings Mountain Art Fair this Labor Day weekend. The art fair
is held in the woods at 13889 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, CA 94062. For more information,
Kings Mountain Art Fair
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