Mosaics By Marie Garden and Landscaping Embellishments, Architectural Elements
Walls, ceilings, floors, buildings all display the art of mosaic throughout history. Much still survives after wars, natural disasters, vandalism and time. Many of St. Augustine’s historic buildings harbor fine examples of mosaic. As a student at Flagler College in the 70′s, I never tired of looking at the interior and exterior mosaics of what were created by artisans in the late 1800's for what was then the Ponce De Leon Hotel built by Henry Flagler. I still have two small unused tiles, a souvenir of the extraordinary work that went into the hotel.
My interest now is with stained glass mosaics, and I invite you to view my work. All of the stained glass is hand cut by me and then set into place with a very strong glue. The pieces are embellished with pre-cut metallic vitreous glass squares, mirror, clay, beads, shells and whatever else I come up with that says "use me" . I enjoy searching my cabinets and drawers of art and craft supplies to come up with just the right addition to the glass design. Polymer clay is used to add dimension to select pieces. Finding solutions to my design dilemmas is great fun! I then use sanded grout and most of the pieces contain two or more colors of grout. Some pieces use masonite as a support and are not recommended for extreme outdoor use but would fare under a covered patio, lanai or pool area. I have used Plexiglas and Wonderboard on some pieces which make them suitable for exterior use. The metal frames on each are primarily added for a “finishing touch” and reframing or permanent installation should be considered. Using the metal frame outside may result in eventual rust and deterioration of the frame.
Architectural Elements Garden Art Landscaping Embellishments Entryway Mosaics Patio and Pool Decor Pet Portraits and Memorials
Original Stained Glass Mosaics By Marie Groves
Mosaics By Marie Nature's Beauty Created in Stained Glass Mosaic