Featured Artist of the Month: Lori Greene
What kind of mosaics do you make?
Mixed media mosaic wall pieces and sculptures
When did you start making mosaics?
When I was a graduate student at Maryland Institute college of Art in 1991
How did you get into mosaics?
I was making beaded (seed beads) mosaic sculptures, very expensive and timing consuming
What inspires you?
Textiles from all over the world, people, emotions, everything...
How did you learn to make mosaics?
I taught myself
How do you approach a mosaic?
I have an idea, then I begin
What do you do with your mosaics once you finish?
show it, sell it
What have you learned?
Something every day
Where do you work?
Mosaic on a Stick is my studio and my store
What is your favorite thing about working with mosaics?
You can use anything, play with everything! I like mosaics because they are inviting, anyone can particpate, its does not have to be expensive, and you can change your world with them.
Have you ever done public art or worked with the community or children?
My first Public art piece was in 1993 I was commissoned to make a temporary mosaic sculpture for a park in Baltimore Maryland.
My first community art piece was the Resource Center of the Americas in 2001, we had over 200 volunteers, it was an amazing and humbling experience.
I do 2 - 4 residencies in the schools every year I have worked with children as young as 4 and adults as old as 90.