We are Carl and Sandra Bryant of Lynden, WA and this is the first entry to our mosaic blog.  We’ve been mosaic art crazy for about 10 years and have been working mostly in glass mosaic with some handmade stoneware pieces fired in our kiln.  We also incorporate semi precious stones and beads in some of our mosaic work, but primarily, it’s glass.  I love the color and the interaction between transparent glass and opaque so that your eye will see texture and variety just in the depth of transparencies.  In the last year, we’ve done several mosaic public art commissions.  One for the Providence Hospital new construction in Everett, WA called the Providence Triptych which is an abstract art piece in a flow of planets and comets in a night sky.  The second mosaic artwork was done in Wheaton, Il at the St. Francis High School where we created a mural for three sides of an elevator, of all things.  This elevator mosaic mural was fun as the woman I worked with was very excited and had a lot of wonderful ideas.  The third large mosaic public art was created for the Washington State Arts Commission and is approximately 260 square feet. This large mosaic mural was created in two parts, one large mural along two walls in the attrium and one smaller for the entry at the Nelson  Elementary School in Graham, WA.  There are all kinds of birds and animals in this mosaic mural with a focus on Navigation, history and exploration.  This mural is called Heritage.  It’s been a busy and productive year but I’m looking forward to a bit of time to create some new mosaic fine art to add to our inventory!

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