Fall is here and we are welcoming mosaic artist, Richard Youngstrom, to Focus Real Estate! Richard will have his installation in our office for the next four months, but if you'd like to meet the artist himself, come on down Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 pm to 5:70 pm. We are sure his artwork will warm us as the months get cooler.
Contemporary mosaic art is a durable, beautiful and practical art form for creating images, sculpture and household items. This style of mosaic art, called Picassiette, can transform lost, unwanted and discarded materials into pleasing images and useful objects, and keep them out of landfills.
On another level, this mosaic art reflects the diversity of our communities and the world around us. The images are made from shards of ceramic tiles, broken dishes, glass, stone, shells and found objects. Like members of our society, these pieces come from many places and incorporate a range of colors, textures, materials, shapes, and sizes.
Each piece is found and reclaimed, each piece is different from all the others and has a unique place and function in the larger work, and each piece sits in harmony with all the other pieces around it.
I give beginner and intermediate classes at my studio and other venues as well as offering studio hours to work on mosaic projects. I am available for consultation on mosaic projects you may contemplate as well as commissioned pieces.
To learn more about Richard, please visit his site.
About Focus Real Estate's Guest Artist Program:
We firmly believe that we are Jamaica Plain community members first, and business owners second. Our goal is to host local artists and craft artisans in our space to help broaden our reach in the town that we love. We are actively searching for future artists. If you know anyone that would be interested, please have them email us!