Since early 2000, Ali Mirsky’s work has involved the creation of contemporary mosaics, including mirrors.
Mosaic art offers Mirsky the ability to take something that is whole or complete, such as a sheet of stained glass, and deconstruct the materials to create a body of work that is both new and beautiful.
Working in mosaic, she is very drawn to the limitless palate and textures found in various forms of tesserae (a small block of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic.)
Within her designs, she creates organic forms and movement by hand cutting all of her materials and constructing the mosaic in a way where the individual pieces are placed at various angles.
Mirsky’s artwork is often created spontaneously, allowing the mosaic to transpire freely with the addition of each piece she glues down.
The versatility that mosaic offers is a crucial factor that affords her the ability to span the gap between functional and non-functional as well as both interior and exterior works of art.
More of Ali Mirsky’s art can be found at http://alimirskymosaics.com/
Debra Mager is a self taught mosaic artist.
She developed her craft by learning from the best mosaic teachers in the country, reading many many books on the subject, and by practice.
Debra’s art is an expression of the joyful, beautiful happy things in life with a touch of whimsy.
She considers her art, in the words of the author, Elizabeth Gilbert, “souvenirs” of her artistic journey.
Debra read every book on the subject of mosaics, took classes, and practiced incessantly.
She learned quickly, discovered a tremendous passion for the craft, and has been at it ever since.
Debra’s mosaic art is whimsical, technical, and magical — just what you expect mosaic art to be.
More of Debra Mager’s art can be found at http://cinderellamosaics.com,