Mosaic art has ancient roots and a rich cultural heritage. I spent
many years living around the Mediterranean and the Middle East
absorbing this beautiful "lost art". I particularly love the
Greco-Roman style that was very popular 2,000 years ago. I work with
marble because of the beauty of the stone, its natural coloring and its
durability Designing and making mosaics for over twelve years has
given me the opportunity to create many exciting projects. My mosaics
have a dual role of being both decorative and functional. A marble
"rug" can be used as flooring, a wall hanging or a table.
process is very intensive. I cut marble slabs with a saw and then I
hand cut each individual piece according to the size needed. A series
of steps follow, depending on whether the piece is a table, a floor
insert or a wall installation. The procedure I use also insures that the piece is flat for walking on.
I also design and execute large pebble mosaic pathways and floors. I
use smooth river rock, on its side, to create tight geometric or
undulating patterns. This is also an ancient technique dating back to
Classical Greece. The pebbles are particularly suited to the outdoors
and are used for covering large areas in patterns.