Mikiah Nguyen Colony I 2012 glass, iridised glass, mirror glass, smalti, millefiori and quartz
60 x 45 cm
This exhibition showcases five artists who work in the mosaic medium: Rachel Bremner, Donna Broadbent, Mikiah Nguyen, Cetta Pilati and Bev Plowman. Combining age old mosaic techniques and traditional materials of marble and smalti with modern materials of stained glass and found objects, the artists transform rigid materials to reveal Andamento; the rhythm and visual flow of their work.
The mosaic medium is tactile and emotive, with each piece of tesserae cut and placed by hand. As the process evolves, elements are imprinted with ideas, emotions and deliberations. The investment of the artist’s personality and the intimate connection it forms with the viewer makes these works unique.