Portfolio > Figures and Portraits

Figures and portraits are my favorite subjects to render in mosaics. They are also the most challenging. I enjoy the challenge of turning hard and angular materials into the soft forms of face and skin. I find the feminine form, along with flora and fauna, to be among nature's most beautiful creations. I often incorporate flowers and other organic forms to complement the grace of the feminine shape. I have turned several Gustav Klimt portraits into mosaics, using his divine designs as inspiration and experimentation. I am always experimenting with new materials, styles and subject matters in my constant quest to discover the core of my personal style.

Water serpents mosaic detail
Stained glass, beads, acrylics
2008
Water Serpents mosaic, Gustav Klimt
Stained glass, beads, acrylics
2008
Gazing woman mosaic,Michael Parkes
Stained glass, beads, acrylics
2010
Indian Girl Mosaic with smalti and stained glass
Glass, smalti, crystal, beads
2009
Portrait of Lilia
Stained glass, beads, acrylics
2009
Mermaid mosaic
Stained glass, acrylics, shell
2008
The embrace mosaic, Gustav Klimt adapation
Stained glass, beads, acrylics
2'x2'
2008
Figure study
Stained Glass
2011
Peacock mosaic
Stained glass
1' x 3'
2007