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Desert Roses

The flowers in the piece are desert roses. A desert rose is a special growth of the mineral gypsum in a desert. Gypsum is one of the minerals dissolved in water. In a desert, any rain that falls quickly evporates, and the minerals can no longer stay dissolved, so they come out as solid minerals. It just so happens that gypsum often forms these interlocking plate crystals, and its pattern has given it the name of desert rose.

Materials: Hanmade ceramics, dessert roses, glass beads, vitreous glass
Dimensions: 15" x 11" (including frame)
Weight: 4 lbs





Sound Waves

Materials: Stained glass
Dimensions: 9" x 11" (including frame)
Weight: 3 lbs



Converse

Materials: Fused glass, clear glass, mirror, milifiori
Dimensions: 5" x 7" (including frame)



What's Up?

The children are asking the dog what he wants.

Materials:Stained glass, fused glass, fine glass glitter
Dimensions: 5" x 7" (including frame)



Sunny

Sunny is named after my friend's rescued cat. When Sunny was a kitten, she led her three litter mates deep into a french drain and got stuck behind a retaining wall. They were rescued by firefighters who "flushed" the kittens out with a low pressure hose. Since she has cute black markings on her white fur in addition to her dramatic survival story, I want her to be the model for my mosaic cat.

Materials: Ceramic, stained glass
Dimensions: 12"(H) x 9"(L) x 8"(W)
Weight: 11 lbs





Dark Bloom

Materials: Fused glass and glass bottle, vitreous glass, jasper leaves
Dimensions: 21" x 7" (including frame)
Weight: 5 lbs





Flower Field

Materials: Ceramic, tempered glass, jasper dragon fly, jasper & yellow jade leaves, crystal beads
Dimensions: 15" x 9" (including frame)





San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, located in Golden Gate Park, is the Victorian architectural gem that has a long history and is the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. To replicate the structure of the building, aluminum ceramic materials are used through-out which required intricate placement. The base of glass panels are formed by hundreds of tiny rectangular mini pieces (1mm x 4mm) which are as thin as a piece of paper. This is the thinnest material I've ever used in mosaic!

Materials: Stained glass, aluminum ceramic, glass beads & strings, slate, quartz
Dimensions: 37" x 23" (including frame)
Weight: 12 lbs




Niagara Falls

Traveling experience is one of the sources for my inspiration to create mosaic arts. In Spring 2018, I visited the gorgeous Niagara Falls in Canada and captured this scene of the falls and created this piece.

Materials: Stained glass, stone fritz, slates, shales, glass beads, stone chips, rocks
Dimensions: 30" x 18" (excluding frame)
Weight: 10 lbs



San Francisco Cityscape

The view of San Francisco city and the Bay Bridge

Materials: Stained glass, blue glass tiles, stone chips, silver plated chains, aluminum ceramic strings
Dimensions: 20" x 9" (excluding frame)
Weight: 5 lbs

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