Mountain Spring, stained glass mosaic on board, 36" x 36", 2012
Through my work, I explore many aspects of my interests. I love nature, landscapes, patterns and colors. I've been drawn to mountains ever since I was a child and am still fascinated by them in particular by the mountainous landscape after the snow melt when everything slowly comes to life in vibrant colors. I am fascinated by flower fields that spring up in these environments, away from most people, hidden in beautiful secluded places. While I lived on a remote farm in the beautiful Vermont, I got to see the fields change every week - it was spectacular. One week a field was a green blanket of grass, the next week yellow dandelions covered fifty percent of it - I've never seen anything so beautiful and undisturbed. The flowers took turns. Another week the field was pink with clover and so on.
I feel that purple flowers in particular are a sign of the arrival of Spring. I often see them shooting up through the snow letting us know that its that time of the year. It is my dream to find myself in a purple field like the one that I've created in this mosaic. I want there to be a variety of flowers some more pink some more blue but all in harmony with each other existing in that magical moment when its their turn to come out from the earth for that brief moment and to breath in the pure mountain air.