I am very pleased to have two pieces accepted into this Canadian Mosaic Art Exhibition. This is the first totally Canadian mosaic art exhibiton to be held in Canada. This is so exciting.
Bell Island requires a ferry ride in order to visit. It is a very beautiful place. From the ferry one only gets a glimpse of the marvellous scenery and coastline. That inspired me to do just that – a glimpse. Doing cliffs and water with stained glass and smalti offers real challenges. 9.5 x 60 cm.
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are a bit different. We have our own dictionary of English which contains quite a few words that are just our own. Ballicaters, being one such word, are defined as “Ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shore-line, making a fringe or band on the landward side”. We have many pronunciations and spellings for that very same word.
I wanted to do some ballicatters and chose to challenge myself to seeing them from the perspective of a hunting bald eagle.
I wanted to get a bit of detail into the eagle, so I used a diamond bit engraver to create some feather details in it’s body and wings.
Stained and clear glass, smalti and pebbles. 51×40 cm.