Suntaker #5 – 6″x6″ Mosaic

Suntaker 5

Suntaker #5 – 2013

6″ x 6″ Mosaic on Illustration Board

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November Change – 4.5″ x 4.5″ Mosaic

November Change – 2012
4.5″ x 4.5″ Mosaic on Rives BFK Paper

Inspired by the changing of the leaves. I decided to make a flower with autumn colors. As for the background I used one chocolate Tootsie Pop wrapper instead of a mix of colors. Being a small mosaic, some of the material does need to be recognized to show what the art is made from. This opens up other possibilities with future work. Labels used are tagged in the image with thinglink. Notable wrappers include orange Starburst wrappers, Alaskan Summer Ale, Shiner Hefeweizen and Pomegranate Tootsie Pop. Spread the word about my art and Pin it to your boards. If you enjoy Instagram, please follow me @recycledmosaics

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The Boxer – 12 x 18 Mosaic

The Boxer – #Mosaic made with #recycled candy and drink labels

About the Mosaic

12″ x 18″ on panel board,the boxer mosaic is made with Stash Chocolate Hazelnut tea wrappers, Orange Shiner Hefenweizen labels, See’s Candy and imported chocolate bar labels, and various purple labels in the background. I decided to make an animated .gif to show the process from an iPhone picture into Illustrator and the final version. As much as it gets muddy in the process, it’s good to prep the subject as much as possible. On this mosaic I loosened up a bit in order for the labels to stand out better. In other words, not over thinking the process. Turned out great! This is the second dog I’ve made, with the other being a brindle Boston Terrier.

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Recycled Mosaics was given some exposure

A tweet came over to my Recycled Mosaics account:
Tweet from @aboutdotme to Recycled Mosaics

Absolutely made my night. How it happened? I have no idea. But it’s awesome to see my page in the inspiration section. To me, is an online business card that gives a brief bio and/or image yourself and external links to social media sites or blogs. With this I can show my art in a snapshot which has a further reach than me handing out a card or telling them to check out my art on my website or exhibit. I have one already I use here for my personal page which is in the bio section of the website.

Something to think about, is it worth the effort to constantly push ideas out in places like, twitter, pinterest or instagram? I think it is, but always in moderation with quality posts. I was retweeted in twitter on my @recycledmosaics account the other day. I thanked the person, exchanged followings. However, my twitter feed immediately was blasted by the same type of tweets, consistently annoying. So I unfollowed and count it as experience. Would I ever be like that person spamming the twitter? Nope. It’s the fine line I need see and keep telling others about my art without all the spam/filler. After all, if I didn’t keep publishing everything and everywhere, I wouldn’t have been found and added to the directory.

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A Vibrant Morning Wake – 12 x 18 Mosaic

A Vibrant Morning Wake - Mosaic made with recycled candy and drink labels

About the Mosaic

The mosaic is made with recycled purple tea wrappers, Laffy Taffy grape, Now n’Later wrappers and various green labels in the background to create these Spiderwort flowers. The wildflower can be found here in Texas. Special thanks to Cindy Dyer for allowing me to transform her picture into one of my mosaics. She’s an incredible photographer. I originally made four 12″ x 18″s for an exhibit in Fort Worth and decided to make giclee prints. The prints made are scale down to half the size in order to tighten up the detail. One point to make: working in the print industry, there’s a bit of give and take when dealing with printing from an original. The printer and I were surprised the labels scanned well and the colors did not change or vary from the original mosaic. If you have checked out my other prints for sale, the last two sentences are being repeated for a reason. I’m amazed by the detail the prints captured. They look absolutely fantastic. This is my favorite out of the four.

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12″ x 18″ on masonite. Used by permission ©Cindy Dyer

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A Types – 24 x 36 Mosaic

A Types – #Mosaic made with #recycled candy and drink labels

A Types – 24″ x 36″ x 2″ gallery-wrap mosaic on masonite

In 2011, I was invited to an exhibit here in Fort Worth, Texas and I came across an idea of bulls locking horns. This mosaic is a direct reflection of folks who are set in their ways. These individuals will dig in their heels and stand their ground over ideas and ethics which have little or no impact on others. I think it’s more of a tolerance issue. Regardless, it’s something I see in all aspects of life as they are needed for reasons I couldn’t step into and make things work. But again, it’s a different mindset I’ll never understand.

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The Spanish Steps – 18 x 24 Mosaic

The Spanish Steps – #mosaic made with #recycled candy and drink labels

About the Mosaic

18″ x 24″ on canvas, this was a fast build as it was for a Valentine’s Day present, a commission from a client who gave me six days to create the mosaic. I think I got about 12 hours total in sleep over that week. I’ve never been to Italy, but after make the Spanish Steps in candy wrappers, one day I’ll go. I used a good amount of Snapple Raspberry and Peach Iced Tea labels in the buildings. Everything else played off those colors. As it exhausted me, I did like working with architecture. I’m thinking about recreating some of the buildings here in Fort Worth, like the courthouse.

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