Mosaic Symposia, 2015 and 2017

The first International Symposium of Mosaic, organized by the cultural association Clauiano Mosaics & More, was held in Udine, Italy at the studio of Giulio Menossi and in Clauiano, Italy. Area furniture manufacturers sponsored each artist by providing a "blank" chair which the artists embellished, creating new works of mosaic in just 11 days. The exhibition in Clauiano was part of a weekend "Musivarium Festival" featuring performances, presentations, food, music, dance and local crafts. Eleven mosaic artists from around the world were invited: Marianne Minuzzi (France), Mia Tavonatti (USA), Olga Goulandris (Greece), Rosemarie Castro (Brazil), Suzanne Spahi (Canada), Vanessa Rivera (Puerto Rico), Angela Zimek (Austria), Irina Kuchmenko (Russia), Julie Richey (USA), Liliana Waisman (Argentina), and Lillian Sizemore (USA/England). 

My chair design was entitled, "Alluvium" and reflected the terrain of Friuli, from the Dolomites to the Venetian lagoon. The rich landscape of Friuli Venezia Giulia supports not only a thriving furniture-making industry (our sponsors were area chair manufacturers), but also some of the finest white wines produced in Italy. Details include a micro-reproduction of a mosaic detail that can be found on the floor of the basilica of Aquileia, the ancient Roman port town and UNESCO World Heritage site.

The second Sardinia Contemporary Mosaics International Symposium took place in Ploaghe, Sardinia in July and August, 2017. Pictured at the final exhibit gala is my work, "Il Maestrale," a tribute to the history and natural elements that have influenced the island of Sardinia over the course of its long history. To read about the Symposium, view this article I wrote for the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand newsletter.

The second Sardinia Contemporary Mosaics International Symposium took place in Ploaghe, Sardinia in July and August, 2017. Pictured at the final exhibit gala is my work, "Il Maestrale," a tribute to the history and natural elements that have influenced the island of Sardinia over the course of its long history. To read about the Symposium, view this article I wrote for the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand newsletter.