The demonstration for this month’s members meeting on Tuesday, January 22 will be artist Katrina Doran. IAA meeting time is 7pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.
Katrina Doran creates mosaic art for interior and exterior spaces utilizing the finest materials along with found objects and handmade treasures. The art of mosaic can be applied directly to a surface (backsplash, floor inset, wall, table, etc.), made as a wall hanging, or designed as a sculpture. Mosaic work is an art form that takes time. Each tessera is cut and placed by hand either directly or indirectly using techniques and tools that date back for over 2,000 years. Doran has studied worldwide with modern masters of this fine craft and combines a traditional knowledge and respect with her uncanny eye for detail and intuitive sense of design. Her interest, enthusiasm and passion for this art form is contagious.
I am interested in creating curious objects that seem magical, that seem as if they are from another time and place, or might have been something you once dreamed. I gather many types of materials: rusted metal from the street, rocks, glass, dishes, toys, beads, mirror, marble, minerals, fossils, shells, smalti, gold glass, tempered glass, bottles, paints, powders and inks. I select seemingly incongruous things and assemble them into something new and memorably beautiful. ~ Katrina Doran
For more about the artist, see her website: doranstudiomosaics.com