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March/April 2015 Centerfold

Artscope 55, March/April 2015 Aspire 4 by Joshua Winer | Artscope Magazine
art: Aspire 4
artist: Joshua Winer
medium: Ceramic tile mosaic
theme: Glass or Mosaic Work

“Aspire” is a two-level atrium mosaic I created as an artist-in-residence working with the school community at the Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts. The texture and color evoke the tapestry-like quality of light and shade under the forest canopy. The deep perspective looking up from the shadows towards a glowing sky offers a visual experience of transformation and transcendence.

My work focuses on creating public art that is integrated into architectural settings. My primary media are painted murals, glass mosaics and ceramic mosaics murals. “Aspire” is made from broken and cut ceramic tile, handmade ceramic tile, and colored grout.

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  • Jurors:
  • Betty Bothereau, L’Attitude Gallery owner
  • Carrie Gustafson, Cambridge, Mass. glass sculptor