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Seascape Wedding Cake

Commission by:
Hao & Thu-Du Bui
Riverside, Ca
Gift for their daughter's birthday - Bao-Truc
05/31/2017

This wedding cake is from my returned clients who commissioned me to make it as a birthday gift for their daughter. This mosaic cake is based on a picture of a real wedding cake which was designed and made by the bride's teacher, Christopher Garren Russom. The cake was designed with the theme of seascape based on her love of sea critters.

Materials: Ceramic, porcelain fish, van gogh glass, seashells, citrine stones, real sea urchins, mini cocos, coral, blown glass octopus & seashorses, handmade polymer clay rings and anemone, glass beads, fused glass
Dimensions: 15"(W) x 15"(D) x 33"(H)
Weight: 30 lbs




Pepper

Commission by:
Hao & Thu-Du Bui
Riverside, Ca
Gift for their daughter's birthday - Tuong-Van
02/01/2017

Pepper is one of Tuong-Van's five cats. Pepper passed away on February 28th, 2016 and her parents gave Pepper to her as a birthday gift. Pepper statue will be the memorial reminder of his life with her family.

Materials: Ceramic, mini tiles, fused glass
Dimensions: 16"(H) x 16"(W) x 12"(D)
Weight: 14 lbs


Peanut
Commissioned by:
Daniel Ho
Redwood City, CA
Birthday gift for his wife Lara
(05/10/2016)

Materials: Stained glass, rocks, fused and Van Gough Glass
Dimensions: 14"(H) x 11"(W)
Weight: 3 lbs
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Grain of Redwood

Made of wrought iron, these "grain of redwood" side tables are designed for an outdoor patio. Their muted colors and quiet patterns allow the natural grandeur of the surrounding redwoods to shine.

Commissioned by:
A resident of Woodside, CA
07/10/2014

Materials: Slate tiles, various stone, marble, jasper, petrified wood
Dimensions:
Table 1: 17" x 12"
Table 2: 24" x 12"
Table 3: 32" x 16"
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Mother's Hearts (mini series)
This is the second piece of the "Mother's Hearts" theme, following a piece first commissioned six months ago. The series is composed of six hearts, representing the endless love of the client's beloved late mother for her children and grandchildren. Each heart shines against a backdrop of beautiful tiles from their mother's kitchen, to evoke cherished memories of warmth, love, and home.
Click the title "Mother's Hearts (mini series)" above to view all six pieces of Mother's Hearts.

Commissioned by:
T.J. and Stephanie Uribe Politzer
Campbell, CA
11/01/2013

Materials: Tile, Ceramic, seashells, stained and fused glass, glass beads
Dimensions: 4.5" x 6.5"
Weight: 5 lbs



Mother's Heart

"Mother's Heart" is a commissioned piece that is extremely meaningful to my client. The center of the heart is composed of tiles from her beloved late mother's kitchen, while the black and white tiles are from her own kitchen. The rest of the piece is created in her favorite colors. This heart will help cherish the memories of her deeply loved mother.

Commissioned by:
T.J. and Stephanie Uribe Politzer
Campbell, CA
05/01/2013

Materials: Tile, Ceramic, seashells, stained and fused glass, glass beads
Dimensions: 12" x 12"
Weight: 5 lbs
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The Rooster

Commissioned by:
Hao Bui
Riverside, CA
Gift for wife Thu-Du Bui
11/18/2012

Materials: Ceramic, stones, glass beads
Dimensions: 21"(H) x 18"(L) x 10"(W)
Weight: 98 lbs


Bud's Garden
This memorial piece was created to honor the memory of a loving husband and father, Bud, and now hangs in the garden that he designed and constructed.

Commissioned by:
Jean Turri
Woodside, CA
08/10/2012

Materials:Ceramic, stained & vitreous glass, millefiori glass beads, stones, stone chips, pink jasper, coral, amethyst, mini cocos
Dimensions: 24" x 15" x 1"
Weight: 10 lbs
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Pepper - Memorial

Commissioned for:
Megan Hulce
Los Altos, Ca
12/10/2011

When Pepper was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, his owner Megan wanted to give him a green burial when the time came. I had the opportunity to meet Pepper, an active, well-behaved and incredibly lovable dog. What stood out to me most on his tiny physique were his big, expressive ears, characteristic of his papillon origin. “Papillon” is the French word for “butterfly,” and indeed, his ears resembled a butterfly’s majestic, unfolded wingspan. When I pulled out a camera to take a snapshot for the mosaic, he knew exactly how to pose, and I did my best to translate his vibrant, joyful energy into this mosaic.

Clients' comments:
Although I have commissioned pieces of art in the past, nothing was as important to me as finding a way to distill the life of my longtime 4-legged companion into a work of art. Xuan was referred to me by fellow artist Anne Klocko, who knows my taste and how particular I can be when I want something done right. This rock will be placed outside and it needed to be both industrial strength, easy to clean and striking. After looking at my proposed picture of Pepper, she insisted on meeting him to see his personality. Initially she chose a rock shape I didn't care for, without any sort of scorn she invited me to the rock lot to choose the perfect stone. I did and she handled the rest. From the first rendering I was blown away by the resemblance to my dog, it was almost like looking at mirror image, the likeness was uncanny. When I had tiny issues--because of my preferences, not because of her skill, she patiently listened and by the next day had fixed them to perfection. I am absolutely elated with the end result, it is more realistic looking than I would have thought possible, made especially so by the clever use of hematite for the eyes. When Pepper stood looking at the rock, his own eyes shining in the sunlight, I looked down and the eyes of the rock looked back at me, then I knew I had the the perfect memorial for my true love that will remind me of him in a most profound way every single time I look into those eyes. Thank you, Xuan, you are an incredible artist and a delightful woman with whom to do business.

Materials: Ceramics, vitreous and stained glass, glass beads, hematite
Dimensions:
. The main rock: 26"(W) x 17"(L) x 11"(H)
. The companion rock: 12"(W) x 9"(L) x 7"(H)
Weight: Approximate 180 lbs (the main rock)
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Mosaic Main Entrance

The artist's house, Woodside, CA
10/08/2010

This main entrance greets visitors with designs that recall ancient Vietnamese civilization, from an intricate bronze Ngoc Lu drum dating back to 500 B.C. to the flying birds called Chim Lac, found only in stories.

Materials: Ceramic, stained glass, mirror, fused glass, glass beads
Dimensions of the landing: 56"(W) x 99"(L)



"Firework" Fireplace

A house in Redwood City, CA
10/15/2009

This design explores the explosive beauty of fireworks from an abstract perspective. The walls of the fireplace were first restored to their original state; then, different tiles were added to create the rustic architectural look one would see in an old Spanish-style house. All materials used for this work consist of leftover tiles or stones removed when remodeling other areas of the house.

Materials: Marble, terrazzo, and ceramic tiles, rocks

Dimensions:
. The front fireplace: 63"(W)x 47"(H)
. The hearth in front of the fireplace: 63" x 14"
. Two sides of the fireplace: 14" x 14" each


"Mosaic Bathroom Shower"

A house in Redwood City, CA
09/25/2009

The materials used for this shower mosaic come from tiles leftover from the remodeling work done on other areas of the house. In this design, the tiles were cut only into square or rectangular shapes. (Please note that there is no window; the photo contains a reflection of the glass sliding door.)

Materials: Ceramic & marble tiles, glass.
Dimensions: 59"(W) x 56"(H) x 27"(D)



"Hanging Flowers in the Snow" Wall Hanging

Commissioned by:
Lynn Ngo, MD
Santa Clara, Ca
10/30/2008

On a cold winter’s day, dark red flowers are suspended gracefully in the still air, bringing warmth to the undisturbed snow.

Materials: Stained glass, mirror, marble, porcelain tiles, glass, fossils, corals, abalone
Dimensions: 48" x 22"
Weight: 36 lbs
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"Iris" wall hanging

Commissioned by:
Lynn Ngo, MD
Santa Clara, Ca
07/26/2008

Two irises stand serene against a simple, flowing backdrop. This piece was meant to evoke nature’s elegance, and to bring the pure harmony of the natural world around us into a living room.

Materials: Marbles, tiles, ceramics, tempered glass, mirror, rocks, seashells, abalone
Dimensions: 36" x 24"
Weight: 42 lbs
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"Phil Lutz's Memorial Wall Hanging"

Commissioned by:
Garfield Middle School
Menlo Park, CA
(03/20/08)

This memorial piece is hung in the library of Garfield Charter School in Menlo Park in honor of the late and beloved Mr. Phil Lutz, who devoted himself to the school for the 11 years of his teaching career.

Materials: Ceramic, vitreous glass, stained glass, tempered glass, vitreous glass, mirror, glass beads, milifiorie, rocks, white abalone, glass gems
Dimensions: 36" x 24"
Weight: 35 lbs


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"Journey of Life Fireplace"

Commissioned for:
Rhesa & Geoffrey Rubin
Stanford, California
05/20/2007

This piece is featured in the book "American Art Collector” (Volume 4, Book 2), published in July 2008 by Tom Palmer, Alcove Books.

This fireplace piece follows the extraordinary journey of a life: entrance into the world, the first blossoms of youth, the unity of family, and finally to the golden years of life.

Clients' comments:
The fireplace is magnificent and is a show-stopper. The piece is inspired by the 'broken tile' technique used in homes in the 1920's in California and Florida. This style of tilework is found in homes which are classified as Spanish Colonial Revival. The use of broken tile from the homeowner's remodel was also attractive because it offered a 'green' use of materials that were discarded from the project and now could be used. The fireplace is a visual masterpiece and contains a symbolic rendering of the artists interpretation of the Journey of Life.

Materials: Majority of the tiles are Malibu and Telavera (unglazed and glazed tiles), glass shapes (hearts, stars, moons, round)
Dimensions:
. The front fireplace: Top: 86"x 16"; The sides: 22" x 42" each
. Hearth in fron: 86" x 24"
. Two sides: 23" x 50" each


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"Aqua II Mirror"

Commissioned by:
Carey Standish-White
Portola Valley, Ca
06/06/06

Experience the vibrancy of life under the sea, as delicate fish frolic in shallow waters and mysterious creatures forage at the depths of the ocean floor.

Materials: Ceramic, marbles, tiles, glass beads, seashells.
Dimensions: 15" x 15"
Weight: 7 lbs


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"Leopard" Wall

Acquired By:
My-Le Truong, MD
San Diego, Ca
(07/23/2003)

A leopard rests on a branch, surrounded by the vibrant hues of the forest. This piece was installed directly onto the kitchen walls of a residential home.

Materials: China Ceramic, marbles
Dimensions: 48"(L) x 20"(H)


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