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“Jacqueline” Picasso Wall Art

“Jacqueline” Picasso Wall Art

“Jacqueline” Picasso Wall Art

Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

This mosaic posed an interesting challenge to the design team at Modern Mosaic Arts.The original Picasso platter had broken into numerous pieces (we break a lot of pottery at MMArts, but not this one!). The collector wanted to salvage the pieces and came to us for help. How do you interpret a genuine Picasso so its original beauty can be appreciated, but looked at in a different way?  After reviewing numerous Picasso paintings, the designers noticed many of the figures were very rounded. Using the rim from the broken platter, arms were created to mimic these rounded figures. Adding their own flavor, the designers chose elements such as brightly colored pottery, rusted keys and sun-bleached shells to enhance the restructured form. We hope Picasso would have approved.

Design Process

“Soul of the Navajo” Wall Art

“Soul of the Navajo” Wall Art

“Soul of the Navajo” Wall Art

FOR SALE

2007, Glass on wood, 48” round x 1.5” deep

Sale price:  $4,300

While wandering through the rooms of Smithsonian Museum’s Native American textile collection, a rug woven in Tees Nos Pos, Arizona between 1900-1920 caught my eye. When searching for the name of the weaver, I was sad to see it was unknown. I reflected on the many Native American artists and craftsman who probably lived and died in anonymity, and decided to honor the unknown artist by recreating the rectangular rug in a circle of mosaic glass.  I included every tiny human imperfection seen in the original design; nothing is symmetrical and the hand of the creator is seen in every shard of the 1,500 pieces of hand cut glass. My hope is for the Navajo artist who created this stunning textile to be honored and not forgotten through my reinterpretation of their beautiful work.

Contact Artist for more information or to purchase cnewsham50@gmail.com