Artwork > 2017 Beyond Borders: mosaic auction

Study: Heirloom
by Lenni Gilbert
Study: Heirloom
by Lenni Gilbert


Dimensions: 9” x 8” / 22.8cm x 20.3cm, hanging panel

Tesserae: Natural stone, Italian and Mexican smalti, stained glass, Apoxie Sculpt

Mosaic allows me to express my creativity on my own terms, deciding on colors, materials, and substrates that appeal to me. I have evolved from covering recycled pieces to challenging myself by shaping my own forms. From using only broken china to using stained glass, smalti, found objects, natural stones and beads.

Subject matter originates from my memory and imagination, and each piece guides me to the materials and colors used. I strive to always look for the challenge, be it in the shape, design, style, color blending, or materials.
I like to think that my style is continually evolving.

Lenni Gilbert
Specializing in 3-D and hand-formed substrates
Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA)
Chicago Mosaic School
The Art Center - Highland Park
Illinois, USA