Peonies and Lilacs – 2013
18″ x 24″ Mosaic on Masonite
18″ x 24″ Mosaic on Masonite
6″ x 6″ Mosaic on Illustration Board
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
I took this picture on the side of the road where I work here in North Fort Worth. Somehow there’s still a lot of sunflowers still blooming in 100 degree heat. This is one of four small mosaics I made in prepwork for my school’s alumni exhibit. I’m glad I learned how to work small and on paper. I didn’t think it would be possible. Most of the labels used in the mosaic are Shiner Bock beer labels, Lemon Starburst wrappers, Snapple Peach Iced Tea and Mary Jane candy wrappers. Spread the word and Pin it to your boards.
This is number three of five mosaics made in prepwork for an upcoming exhibit I’m participating in this September. By this time, I was getting the hang of the small area to work with as the exhibits requirements were on a 5 x 5 piece of BFK Rives paper. It’s not the ordinary surface I use, however I am glad I did give it a spin and it came out just fine. Labels used are several red and dark pink Starburst wrappers, some Shiner Bock yellow beer labels and Cherry Tootsie Pop wrappers. Giclee prints are available for purchase in the store. Be sure to Pin it to your boards and share with others.
This is one of five mosaics I created for an upcoming exhibit I’m participating in September. Being the first one, I was surprised I could work this small as my usual working size is 12 x 18 or larger. Also, I usually use a thicker surface. So this was a challenge on all sides, and it turned out great. Labels and wrappers used are most of the Starburst Reds from the Strawberry flavor down to the dark red Fruit Punch wrapper. Be sure to check out my store and order prints of this mosaic and others. Also, please pin it and tell others.
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Around July 15, 2012 I will have a few limited edition prints available for purchase. Stay tuned.
An 18″ x 24″ on pressboard and done in low relief, this sunflower mosaic is a must see in person. To give the art the low relief three dimensional look, I incorporated various thickness of cardboard then finishing the surface with monopoly property cards before adding the color of the candy wrappers and drink labels. Giclee prints are available to purchase with a finish size of 9″ x 12″, signed and numbered to 400. In September 2012, this will be on display here locally in Fort Worth, Texas at Fort Worth Community Arts Center coinciding with the city’s Gallery Night.
I created this mosaic on the heels of other exhibit work for a silent auction this October benefiting Tarrant County’s local AIDS Outreach Center. Last year I participated in the same auction being my first showing in 12 years as I was glad to participate for the sake of others. Adding the fushia/purple hues was born out of frustration to make the image pop some more. The background was a different approach, as I am finding the gray-area between recognizing the brand vs. the color of the label in the subject to be a problem that needs to be tightened up. The image needs to spell out both the retention of the brand while the creation holds its own ground. Anyways, I am satisfied with the results as this opens the door a little more from certain constraints. Labels used are mostly Twinnings tea wrappers, Lemon Starburst wrappers, various blue labels in the background. The purple/fushia colors I added before finishing the piece are from Wonka’s Bottle Cap candy wrappers.
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