Paper Mosaic for Creatures & Neighborhoods
Early in my life as a watercolorist, I understood that conscientious watercolor painters used leftover paintings to create paper mosaic. What a great idea. It saved space, and made me feel virtuous. I cut out paper tiles, glued them to paper, and covered each piece with Golden Self-Leveling Clear Gel to create creatures.
Paper Mosaic Creatures
Left to right: Paper Mosaic Horse, Paper Mosaic Cat, Paper Mosaic Hippo, Paper Mosaic Pig. Each is featured in The Small Friends’ Chronicles, a 70-page compendium of whimsical creatures’ portraits and stories.
Not-ceramic Tile: The Pigs Made Me Do It
I abandoned all activities requiring safety equipment or liability waivers on my 60th birthday. Thus, tile cutting, glass blowing, and bungee jumping were removed from all of my bucket lists.
When I installed the first Flying Pigs World Headquarters at a WARM exhibition, people asked if the pigs were ceramic. “No, they are paper.” The pigs gave me permission to create tile covered with acrylic paint and mediums, and opened the door to the Paper Mosaic Neighborhoods. Each piece looks better because of the pieces that surround it.
Some paper mosaic neighborhoods