Artist Statement


Artist StatementArtist StatementArtist Statement
I am a mosaic artisan and create sculpted mandala mirror frames, wall hangings, and jewelry. I work with stained glass, mirror, metals, and gemstones. Childhood memories of living in the mountains of Colorado, metaphysical sciences, sacred geometry, a love of geology, and an interest in the mysteries of ancient civilizations swirl together to create the playing ground for my inspirations. My works are fanciful in design and I am deliberate with my color composition and favor utilizing either a complimentary color composition or related value color composition. I create a whimsical energy field with my art that is intended to interact with the energy field of the viewer. The colors, design, and materials for each piece are infused with metaphysical intent creating layers of meaning to explore. I work with the energies and colors associated with the Chakra system, a network of individual energy centers located throughout the body. I utilize mirror and other reflective elements, to draw the person into himself or herself while engaging with my art. I like to create flowers, mandalas, birds (hummingbird and chickens in particular!), magic doors, and dragons.

When working on a commission, I like to think about the person's likes, dislikes, and weave meditative energy into their piece adding a unique dimension to my art.  I have created pieces for healing, forgiveness, happiness, and joy.  It is important to me as an artist to infuse my pieces with their own energy so they can radiate in all their glory.

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  •  03/27/2021 05:00 PM - 03/27/2021 07:00 PM
  •   Virtual Show

“Juxtaposed” March 27 ~ June 15, 2021 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 27, 6-8pm EST CMA2 Gallery https://creativeart.ning.com

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  •  01/09/2021 12:00 AM - 02/13/2021 05:00 PM
  •   1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN, USA

Arts North 26: International Juried Exhibition Arts North Redepenning 2021 January 9 - February 13, 2021 Exhibition featuring works from throughout the United States, and abroad. For more information, visit https://www.hopkinsartscenter.com/223/Exhibitions

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  •  10/10/2020 01:00 PM - 10/10/2020 03:00 AM
  •   Red Wing Arts, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN 55066, USA

The Minnesota Mosaic Guild has a shared show at the Red Wing Arts center in Red Wing, MN. 19 artists have come together for this show and it is running from October 1 - November 20. This event is part of the grand opening of the show and a small part of the Red Wing Arts Festival which is happening the same weekend. If you are starved for art and a walk along the beautiful Mississippi, this will be a great event to visit. Mask up and come on out!

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  •  10/01/2020 12:00 PM - 11/20/2020 04:00 PM
  •   Red Wing Arts, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN 55066, USA

Minnesota Mosaic Guild Statement: Established in 2004, the Minnesota Mosaic Guild (MMG) was formed to promote the art of mosaic; foster exploration and experimentation in the media; provide educational opportunities in mosaic; and share and celebrate the diversity of experience and knowledge in the media. Our members emerge from a multitude of artistic backgrounds including sculpture, art instruction, jewelry making, graphic design and oil painting. A Collaboration of 19 Artists Laura Lee Mimi Leminh Amy Leyden Susan Mathis Maureen Rath Marla Riemer Barbara Steen Elizabeth Taras Lisa Vitkus Trudy Vrchota Rachel Arntson Shelley Beaumont Rebecca Campbell Kristin Dieng Debra D'Souza Maria Durnbaugh Kelly Holzer Janet Houck Kellie Hoyt Janine Irisarri

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  •  09/14/2020 02:00 PM - 11/08/2020 04:00 PM
  •   Gustavus Adolphus College 800 West College Avenue St. Peter, Minnesota 56082

Due to COVID-19, Museum will have generally restricted hours, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A digital version of the exhibit will be available in September.

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  •  08/30/2020 12:00 AM - 11/21/2020 12:00 PM
  •   Munkabeans Coffeehouse

I will have many of my pieces on display and for sale at Munkabeans in Hopkins. Stop in for a yummy coffee, sandwich, and buy some art. Your Energy Field Needs Some Art!

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  •  02/01/2020 12:00 PM - 04/20/2020 05:00 PM
  •   ArtWorks Eagan

Visit galleries throughout the building and enjoy work by our creative community. Artists were challenged to submit work that was reactionary in nature to bring focus to human emotion whether it be subtle or extreme. Artists explored ways to make you laugh out loud and ugly cry. The exhibit will be on display February 1-April 24, 2020.

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  •  01/09/2020 12:00 AM - 02/09/2020 12:00 AM
  •   Hopkins Center for the Arts

I had a piece accepted into this Internationally juried show! Yah!

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  •  07/17/2019 05:00 PM
  •   Hutchinson Center for the Arts

We are honored to present Becoming Whole: In Pieces, a group exhibition featuring members from The Minnesota Mosaic Guild. On view July 15 – August 22, the exhibition will feature a wide variety of works created by members of the Minnesota Mosaic Guild. Join us for a Public Reception on July 17th from 5 – 7:30. Learn more about the the Minnesota Mosaic Guild in our 5 Questions Series

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  •  04/07/2019 04:30 AM - 04/07/2019 07:00 PM
  •   Art Works Eagan, 3795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN, USA

The Minnesota Mosaic Guild is a group of mosaic artists that work individually and as a group. The MMG will be showcasing two of their collaborative projects: 1. Starry Night - Van Gough 2. Lilly Garden - Claude Monet

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  •  03/27/2019 06:00 PM - 03/27/2019 08:00 PM
  •   pin Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343

I will be showcasing three of my pieces! 1. Root Chakra Affirmation Mirror 2. Crown Chakra Affirmation Mirror 3. Hummer

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No upcoming classes due to covid-19 - stay tuned!


Past Events

Title Date Location
Flippin' Unglued - 2 Day Intensive with John Sollinger 12 Oct 2019 1717 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
Introduction to Smalti with Dianne Sonnenberg (Twin Cities) 19 Jul 2019 Studio 2 Ceramics

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