Artist: Sue Kershaw
Mosaic artist Sue became interested in mosaics after holidaying in Italy in the early 90s and uses the picturesque surroundings of North Yorkshire to inspire her work.
I have always had a fascination with ‘pieces’ from childhood jigsaws, to colouring in ‘Altair’ designs, building paper and shell collages, to patchwork and short story writing.
Green man Mosaic
Life is a complex picture and breaking it up into parts before rebuilding it can sometimes help make sense of it all!
In my mosaics I ‘undo the pieces’ seeing the completed image first before stripping it down into parts.
I have been hooked on mosaics since holidaying in Ravenna in Italy, during the early 1990s. This, and further explorations of the Roman sites of Britain, Italy, Spain and Greece, have inspired a whole series of mosaics, some of which are based upon original Roman floor designs.
Each mosaic is produced with hand-cut double fired French porcelain tesserae which has an impervious matt surface, very similar to the natural stone colours of the Roman and Byzantine mosaics, mounted on a firm base suitable for indoor wall or tabletop display.
Geometric patterns feature heavily in my work, as does nature. Living in the beautiful Howardian Hills near Castle Howard in North Yorkshire never fails to inspire me.
last updated: 09/06/2008 at 12:02
How to contact Sue
Tel: 07929 884759
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