I discovered the mosaic process as a college art student. I became completely obsessed and started to notice mosaic art everywhere! I taught myself how to cut various materials, like glass and tile, in addition to other mosaic techniques. I have been creating mosaics ever since and today I work as a full-time mosaic artist from my studio and gallery in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. I have been teaching mosaics in Minnesota for the past seven years.
When working in classrooms, I guide students through the history of mosaic art and then introduce what is being done in mosaic today, including unexpected surfaces such as mosaic cars, buildings and bathtubs. Students are able to create a treasured mosaic using personal found objects (collected in advance) that carry a history of their own. Pebbles, buttons, shells and broken plates all come together to create a personal story. I am also available for large scale installations and collaborations with students.