Dimensions: 10" x 10" / 25.4cm x 25.4cm, hanging panel
Tesserae: Mexican Smalti
Marian Shapiro makes original, handcrafted, contemporary pieces using traditional techniques that push the boundaries of the mosaic art form. Originally trained in art and theatre in the UK, she became fascinated by the possibilities of the ancient art of mosaic and by the creative tension of using ancient techniques and traditional materials to make modern art, often working in series that allow her to explore a theme in depth. She has been a full-time working artist since 2003 and has participated in many group shows, two joint shows and had her most recent solo in late 2015 in Sydney
Shown and collected nationally and internationally, she has been commissioned by many private clients in Australia, the UK, USA and Canada and has several public and commercial commissions in Sydney. Her work has also been featured in numerous books and magazines and on television. In 2016 she was a finalist in Mosaic Arts International, invited artist in Mosaic: A Passover Story at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas and was also honoured to be one of 10 artists invited to participate in the first International Symposium of Mosaic Art in Sardinia, Italy.
Marian Shapiro Mosaics