5 Most Impressive Mosaic Sculptors
Since prehistoric times, sculptures were an experimental art for humans to express beauty and interact with nature and religion. The ancient cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia made great sculptural artworks. Their sculptures are monolithic with a great ritual significance and are beyond visual contemplation. For Native Americans however, their artworks were a way of gratitude to nature creating a superb and complicated technique with a unique style. Whereas for the Asian culture, sculptures are a developed art commemorating Gods and Goddesses.
Today, the art of sculpturing is a lot more voluminous and enormously imaginative manifesting shocking series of phenomenon. Sculptures do not just transcend installations and environments but also materials and techniques. Sculptors express their absolute devotion with the expansion of terms and tenacious energy making the artworks inexhaustible. A shift in creativity is made by sculptors, ceramists and mosaic artists to transform the traditional art of sculpting and mosaic tiling into a marvelous castle in the sky.
They created noteworthy sculptures complemented with mosaic tiles and stones. Looking at their sculptures, Mozaico couldn’t miss the opportunity of sharing the wave of creativity and modernity. Here’s our list of the 5 Most Impressive Mosaic Sculptures.
5 • Betsy Youngquist – Metamorphosis
Betsy Youngquist is a mixed media artist who creates unique mosaic sculptures using beads and mosaic glass tiles in her studio, located in Rockford. This project is called Metamorphosis and it’s an exploration of the human connection between physicality and spirituality through a focus on life cycles.
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4 • Sophie Drouin – Sculptural
Sophie’s father was a mosaic artist who was trained in Italy, which gave her the opportunity to study with him first. She then travelled to Europe herself to study and get certified in Italy and France. Today Sophie gives workshops on technique and design with specific attention to natural minerals and stones. According to her, mosaic art enlarges the possibilities of the medium and adds a vibrant touch to a dull sculpture.
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3 • Connie Murray – World Of Pure Emotion
Connie Murray is a sculptor and mosaic artist, who’s also an expressive art therapist. Connie states that art is an emotional journey of intense feelings. Therefore, she uses her artworks as an outlet for intellectual processing to provide an alternative form of expressive communication.
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2 • Randall Weidner – Mosaic Sculptures
Randall Weidner received his bachelor in architecture and interior design with High Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. He moved to British Columbia in 2011, where he had his first solo exhibition at the Place des Arts. Influenced by Antoni Gaudi, he handcrafted many monumental mosaics and sculptures.
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1 • Anne Schwegmann – Fielding
Her passion is about transforming what’s old into something new. Schwegmann is given the nickname of ‘contemporary vintage artist’. She has a unique style in creating her mosaic sculptures using predominantly recycled and waste materials. Anne’s main influences are artists such as Nek Chand and sacrificial daggers of the Aztecs.
Read more about Anne here.
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