Monday, March 17, 2014

Judy Sell "Apron Strings"

A collection of mosaic aprons created by Judy Sell.

In this collection of life size mosaic aprons, I use old dishes to create fabric-like patterns. Look closer and discover hidden messages, which are universal to mothers, some encourage, some nag. Each mosaic has real fabric ties from a vintage apron.

Artist Statement:
I create mosaics from household crockery and other pieces of nostalgia.
My hope is to honor the past with art for the present.

As a child, I collected tiny trinkets from people, places, and events to help me remember that place in time. Throughout my life I have found comfort in revisiting these treasured shoeboxes filled with memorable keepsakes.

In 1989 I saw a picture of an early 20th century Memory Jar. Looking closely I saw jewelry, pieces of china, and hardware included in this tribute. Mind blown, I began experimenting on my own by applying tiny objects to jugs, soon I became a found-object mosaic artist.

Today I explore THE APRON, created in mosaic. The apron, a symbol for womanhood,
protected my clothes as well as my heart as a mother. I feel feminine and professional
while wearing an apron in the kitchen and in my studio.

Show runs March 13 - April 19
Mosaic On A Stick
1564 Lafond Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MMG Meeting - April 9th

Mosaic Guild Meeting – April 9th

This is a reminder that our next Mosaic Guild meeting will be on April 9th at Jo Shaddy’s house. Her address is 11896 Dunhill Rd. in Eden Prairie and the zip is 55344. Her phone number is 952-250-4541. Jo has purchased a Taurus 3 ring saw. She will demonstrate it for us. She will also share some of the other tools she uses to create her beautiful, detailed mosaics.

We will start (social time) at 6:30 and the meeting at 7:00.

If you have not been to the Stillwater show I hope you can get there soon and see all the great work that our members have done. Thank you to Laura Lee, Judy Sell, Rachel Arnston and Barb Steen for bringing treats and thank you Gil for putting together food trays. I hope I did not forget anyone. Thank you Mandi for hanging all of our mosaics so beautifully.

Congratulations to Laura Lee on selling one of her mosaics.