Do you feel like you’re in a rut with your mosaic art work? Are you looking to step out of your comfort zone? Or maybe you need to go back to basics or recentre yourself? In this creative exercise, Julie Sperling teaches you how putting constraints on yourself—in this case making a mosaic with just one piece of a material and using every last scrap of it—can open up a world of possibilities.
Julie Sperling is a Canadian mosaic artist camped out at the intersection of art, environment, science, and policy. She is best known for her ongoing series of mosaics about climate change, “Fiddling While Rome Burns.” Her work has been shown in several juried exhibitions, including Mosaic Arts International, and in 2017 she served as the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence. When she’s not advocating through art, she works for the Canadian government, helping scientists share the important work they do.
Julie, this was a fabulous on-line class! Thank you so much for sharing your technique! Marguerite T.
Julie, this course is absolutely fascinating! Your thin-set tesserae mosaics are beautiful, and, in my eyes, much more than just "exercises"; indeed, they are abstract masterpieces. Jennifer R.