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Waste Picker

Acquired By:
Kirby Burnside, Attorney
Palo Alto, Ca
(09/03/16)

The inspiration for this piece came from after reading the news about the incredibly difficult lives of children from third world countries, who often scavenge the garbage for items they can sell to scrape a living. I wanted to the grim hardships that young children have to endure.

Materials: Ceramic, found objects, stone chips
Dimensions: 20" x 9" x 2"
Weight: 4 lbs

Tango

Materials: Stained glass, green marble, glass, miror
Dimensions: 18" x 14"
Weight: 5 lbs

Daniel & Lara - mosaic wedding gift
November 16th, 2013
San Francisco, Ca

This mosaic is a personal piece that Xuan created for her son and his lovely wife, Lara, as a gift for their wedding. It is based on a photograph of the two taken in Monterey, CA, their favorite nearby place to visit for its wine-tasting, beaches, and aquarium -- especially for special events like their anniversary.

Materials: Stained glass, ceramic, slate, quartz, pyrite, syntheric spikes, seashell, stone chips, coral
Dimensions: 30" x 20"
Weight: 14 lbs

Carnival Dancer Portrait

This piece was inspired by a Rio Carnival fundraising poster for the Pacific Art League. With the designer's permission, I created a mosaic portrait using a complementary color scheme.
“Carnival Dancer” is a portrait of Clara Bow, a silent film actress who rose to stardom in the Roaring Twenties. Her film “It” helped universalize the saying “it girl”—bold, magnetic, big-hearted, and a tremendous talent. But near the end of her life, Clara began to show signs of a psychiatric illness, and eventually died in her bungalow, alone. This piece, inspired by a designer’s rendering of Clara as a dancer at Rio Carnival, seeks to express the dynamite personality of her blossoming years, but also the hint of tragedy and heaviness in her eyes—a testament to a fallen star.

Materials: Stained & tempered glass, sea urchin, glass tiles, crystal, Van Gogh glass, polymer clay, fused glass, milifiori, peacock feathers
Dimensions: 30" x 18"
Weight: 15 lbs


Self Portrait
(Not for Sale)

The artist's self portrait

Materials: Stained glass, glass beads, coral, chicken feathers
Dimensions: 12" x 12"
Weight: 5 lbs


Thirst
A young girl wanders the lonely forest in search of water, until she finally stumbles upon a stream hidden among the lush reeds, dancing with dragonflies, where she can quench her thirst.

This piece was selected in the Mosaic Arts International 2014 Exhibition at The Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas, from April 24 - May 30, 2014. It is also featured in the American Art Collector book in October, 2012

Materials: Handmade & China ceramic, stained & vitreous glass, tempered glass, black skin jasper, stone chips, red jasper
Dimensions: 31" x 18" x 2"
Weight: 15 lbs



White Dress
Dressed all in white against a stark white background, a woman strikes a daring pose.

Materials: Ceramic, wired and stained glass,lava, marble, mirror, crystal and glass beads
Dimensions: 20"(W) x 28"(L)
Weight: 15 lbs



Ballerina

Materials:Ceramics, glass (fused ,vitreous and stained), mirror, seashells, quartz, metal leaves, glass beads
Dimensions: 24" (W) x 47"(H)
Weight: 30 lbs


Behind the Blinds

Materials: Marbles, ceramics, glass (stained, tempered, vitreous, and clear), mirror, seashells
Dimensions: 20" x 28"
Weight: 15 lbs




Singing for You

Acquired By:
Renee Anker
Half Moon Bay, California
25th wedding anniversary gift for husband Andrew
11/12/2010

Materials: Variety of stones, stained glass, ceramic, fused glass, antique cut glass, ceramic, glass beads
Dimensions: 25 1/2" (W) x 15"(H)
Weight: 11 lbs




Memory


A portrait of a woman who is reflecting on her childhood, joys, and the journey of her life through the flowing hair of her younger image. The two images reflect the dramatic changes in her life.

Materials: Ceramic, fused glass, porcelain, stained glass, mini tiles, glass beads
Dimensions: 45"(Wildest) x 20"(Highest)
Weight: 20 lbs




"Awaiting"

Acquired By:
Renee Anker
Woodside, California
09/03/2007

Materials: Ceramic, stained glass, tempered glass, marble tiles, stone chips, glass beads, seashells
Dimensions: 24.5" x 19"
Weight: 18 lbs



"Swirling Reflection"

A lonely young woman, captivated by her own imagination, explores the mysterious and the magical, represented in this piece by swirling, layered curves in a range of colors and depths.

Materials: Ceramic, smalti, mirror, green and white abalone, seashell chips, stained glass
Dimensions: 24.5" x 15"
Weight: 13 lbs


"Come to Me!"


This piece is featured in the book "American Art Collector", Volumn 3, Book 4, published in October, 2007, by Tom Palmer, Alcove Books.


Acquired By:
Mr. & Mrs Chien
Woodside, California
09/05/2009

This eager young woman stands in a torrential rain, desperate and surrounded by obstacles and uncertainty. She reaches passionately for the bird, to persuade it to transform her hopes and dreams into reality.

(Designed for the space above a fireplace.)

Materials: Ceramic, handmade ceramic, vitreous glass, glass, glass beads, precious stones, coral, stone chips
Dimensions: 36" x 26"
Weight: 40 lbs


"Dancing in the Sunset"

Acquired By:
Bui Viet-Ha
Daly City, CA
(10/01/2008)

Exhibition
Pacific Art League Exhibition - Landscape: America the Beautiful
Palo Alto, Ca - 07/11/2008 - 07/25/2008
Award: Third place

The four angels are performing their dance in the sunset on the hill side of an open space area.

Materials: Stained glass, tempered glass, ceramic, stone chips, glass
Dimensions: 30.5" x 14.5"
Weight: 15lbs


"Rays of Hope" Wall Hanging

Acquired by:
Judith Elaine Van
Woodside, Ca
08/02/2008
(Sold at "Mountain Made in Woodside", 17288 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, Ca)

This piece is featured in 2 books:
. Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice, published in August, 2008 in Netherlands, by Brit Hammer-Dijcks.
. American Art Collector, Volume 3, Book 1 - Western States, published in November, 2006, by Tom Palmer.


A young woman is expressing silently her fondest wishes and the hope to see them become real. A dreamlike butterfly sits on her shoulders ready to fly and take them away to their realization.

Materials: Ceramic, vitreous glass, mirror, tempered glass, glass, glass frit, marbles, mother-of-pearl, beads.
Dimensions: 22" x 34"

Cliffhanger

Acquired By:
Stephanie Politzer
Gift for husband T.J. Politzer, Musician
Campbell, CA

Sold at Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
(Solo Exhibition - March 06, 2012 – April 04, 2012)

Materials: Stained glass, variety of stones, ceramic
Dimensions: 20" x 16" x 1"
Weight: 8 lbs



Into the Sunset

Acquired By:
Pat Wurster
Woodside, Ca
(12/15/2012)

Sold at Peninsula Art Museum, Belmont, CA
(Solo Exhibition - December 05, 2012 – January 04, 2013)

Materials: Stained glass, marble
Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 15 1/2"
Weight: 8 lbs



Runners' Heartbeat

Acquired By:
(Private Collection)
(04/20/2012)

Materials: Stained glass, onyx, marble, fused glass, abalone, rocks, coral, ceramic
Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 18 1/2"
Weight: 5 lbs




"The Mask" Wall Hanging

Materials: Handmade ceramic, jasper, vitreous, tempered, stained, and fused glass.
Dimensions: 14 3/4" x 13"
Weight: 5 lbs




"The Girl in Red"

Acquired By:
Professor Doan Hoang, PhD MIEEE MACS
gift for wife Ngoc-Bich Dang Nguyen
Sydney, Australia
02/16/2007

This piece depicts a girl in her favorite red dress, walking past the rough road to a smooth and brighter beginning.

Materials: Ceramic, glass, yellow and white abalone, tempered glass, seashell chips, stone chips, granite, glass beads
Dimensions: 14.5" x 20.5"
Weight: 10 lbs


"Ballet Dancers"

Acquired By:
Thuan Do
Santa Ana, CA
(07/09/06)

In the final movement, ballet dancers move with grace and harmony in the spotlight.

Materials: Vitreous glass, stained glass, ceramic, tempered glass, glass beads, mirror, horn bone, mother-of-pearl, feather pewter
Dimensions: 20" x 18"
Weight: 12lbs


"Hidden Face"

Acquired By:
Bich-Lan T. Nguyen, MD
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
01/06/2007

The elegance yet unlimited complexity of a woman face is conveyed in this piece. The ornamentation, the graceful curvatures of the hard materials, softness of the figure, the stylish hat all blend together in harmony.

Materials: Ceramic, tempered glass, glass beads, abalone tusks, horn bones, stone chips, decorative leaves.
Dimensions: 22" x 11" x 1.5"

Pieces of Life

Exhibition:
San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA
08/08/2008 - 08/17/2008
Award:
2nd place in Fine Arts category

The essential elements in Pieces of Life are the sun, the sky, the mountains, the sea, the woods, the river, the garden, animals, and half of a face of a female.

Materials: China ceramic, rocks, painted beans, acrylic jewels.
Dimensions: 12 x 12

"Chip Queen"
(Not for Sale)

In a mix of traditional and high-tech mosaic materials, small pieces of colorful broken tiles blend with four weatherproof pieces of 24K gold Pentium to adorn a serene, graceful face.

Materials: China Ceramic, brick tile
Dimensions:12" x 12"

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