Category Archives: mosaic

Purple Haze

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22″  x  22″,  Purple Haze is a glass on glass mosaic, ready to hang in a window or on a wall. Featuring an antique Moroccan glass octagonal plate  and bits and pieces of purple shards, this piece is full of color and shape.

IMG_1914The window was found at a Habitat for Humanity salvage store. The back side still holds some paint but this weathered side excited me; I love worn wood. I searched for few weeks for the perfect centerpiece for the mosaic and found it rather easily at a local antique mall, just down the road from my house. It was in the second booth I visited and I’m quite sure I embarrassed my 17 year old son by shouting, “This is PERFECT!”. I get excited when parts of my art fall into place. What can be better than that?

IMG_1922The backside is really just as pretty as the front. If someone wanted to display it this side out, I could easily work on the paint job and move the hangars.

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And for the inspiration of the title, here’s a link to that classic Hendrix.

For sale, by Heather Brush.

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Pink Plate Special

IMG_165619″  X  20″    Pink Plate Special is a glass on glass mosaic. The piece is comprised of an antique window, depression glass pink plates and recycled pink glass shards. Ready to hang in a window or on the wall.

IMG_1658By Heather Brush. For sale.

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Shattered Serenity

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13″  X  15″   Shattered is a glass on glass (on glass) mosaic in gun metal patina frame. This frame and glass was found at a salvage shop and is an RV window. The glass bits are broken recycled candle jar and the face is ceramic Buddha-like icon. The face is multi-leveled, both behind and in front of the glass window. In effect, the shattered face is coming through the window.

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Plated Blush

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14″  X   40″   Plated Blush is mosaic of glass on glass. Using depression era pink glass plates and bits and pieces of the same and other pink glass, the piece was created on an antique window frame. Nearly bare wood, faded with age and weather, with remnants of white. I loved the detail of the wooden pegged corners and dovetailed frame.

Ready to hang, this piece is for sale. By Heather Brush.IMG_1488

Different views in slightly different light.

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Golden light

Golden light

SOLD  28″ x 28″  Golden Light is a collage in glass. A serving platter sits in the middle of four antique plates, surrounded by bits and pieces of relative glassware.

This piece is ready to hang. By Heather Brush, for sale.

Forest for the Trees – SOLD!

Forest for the Trees back side

21″  x  54″   Forest for the Trees is a glass mosaic. This first photo shows the back side, rough and sharp, but beautiful. The base is an antique window that I picked up at a salvage yard. The trees are antique glass plates and surrounding glass is from green glassware that I had. SMASH! The joy in creating a mosaic like this is in fitting the randomly shaped pieces together. And of course, the finished product. Can you see the forest for the trees?

Forest for the Trees front side

Forest for the Trees

Forest for the Trees

This piece is rather heavy but can be hung in a window or on a wall with back lighting.

By Heather Brush. For sale. SOLD! Just two days in the gallery!

Green pieces

Green pieces

SOLD!  28″ x 28″  Green pieces is a mosaic on glass. The old window came from a friend of mine who scavenged it. (love that!) The purple glass circles are old stage lighting gels, and the green ones are antique glass plates. The purple bits in the center are the remains of an ornate jar and the green pieces (there’s the title!) are bits of smashed green glass vases. The purple gels were the inspiration for the work, as they just made me so happy to gaze through in the sunlight. Together the piece gives a calming feeling, with some interesting contrast to keep the eye entertained.

Green pieces

My mosaics are not traditional as they have no grout surrounding the pieces of glass. I use a clear glue to adhere the bits. This creates more of a free form stained glass. Green pieces is ready to hang in a sunny spot.

Green pieces

Why call it Green pieces? Well for obvious reasons but also because I was listening to Greensleeves as I made it, and Green pieces sort of sounds like that. Such a heartbreaking song with such a lovely tune.

By Heather Brush. For sale.