“Celebration” reflects a return to feeling alive and ready to celebrate life following the loss of our youngest daughter, Sarah. Choosing materials like clay to express a primal rawness contrasting the polished and colorful smalti; a cycle of life. This is a tapestry of life, reflecting healing, exploring new possibilities, renewing dreams, and celebrating life itself. As I broke the pieces for this work, I recalled the words of “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen:
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in"
*2017 Mosaic Arts International Technical Achievement Award
Materials: glass smalti, ceramic, gold smalti