Tree of Life Mosaic

Over the last several years I have created many trees in clay as well as in mosaics. It’s a theme that obviously resonates with me. Here is my latest work in progress. It’s being created using Mexican smalti, which I have not worked with much at all before.  The border, tree, flowers, birds, and leaves are all created out of clay. I love designing clay elements into my mosaics. With such a long career of working with clay, I can’t seem to get away from it. It’s such a different medium than glass or stone- so malleable. I think the two work really well together. This has been a work in progress for a while due to making angels and my teaching schedule. I’ll be sure to post the finished product as soon as it’s done.A man holding up a large flower in front of a sign.