Dimensions: 6" x 6" / 15cm x 15cm, hanging panel
Tesserae: Pebbles, glass, metal
Luna Cameron-Parrish, also known as Amethyst Moon, is a mixed media and mosaic artist currently based in the Adelaide Hills. With a background in painting and sculpture, she developed an interest in mosaics twelve years ago and has since explored a wide range of ways to create in this versatile genre including furniture, garden and water features, fine art pieces and large scale murals.
Luna describes her style as eclectic and quirky. Designs range from decorative patterns and stylized realism through to abstract. Works often contain an assortment of contrasting materials, highlighting different textures and reflective light qualities. Many materials are chosen specifically to suit a particular theme or subject.
Recycling discarded objects can be an important part of the process. An abandoned piece of furniture, a fragment of broken pottery, old jewelry, lampshades, rusty bits of metal, stones from the garden, shells from the beach; all of these and more may find their way into one of Luna’s art works and have new life breathed into them.
Recently Luna has shifted her focus away from wall-hanging 2-dimensional mosaics to creating 3-dimensional and sculptural forms using wire, fiberglass mesh, cement and found objects. These are perfect mediums for the formation of outdoor outworks. Luna is interested in using sculpture to further explore both abstract ideas and subjects that are close to her heart, such as environmental concerns.
As well as producing art for exhibitions, Luna takes commissions from private clients, teaches classes and workshops, and works with community groups and private corporations on large collective projects.