New Blog, New Work / by Jacqueline Iskander Mosaics

Yes, its new blog time. I'm happy to have my blog incorporated with my website, but it means I must leave my old Tumblr. I've got some good information and posts on my old blog, which you can find here

So let's kick-off my new blog with my latest mosaic.

If I Were A Tree 32" x 48" | 81cm x 122cm. Mosaic gold, shale, marble, smalti, porcelain, ammonite fossil. (Click image for more detail.)

If I Were A Tree 32" x 48" | 81cm x 122cm. Mosaic gold, shale, marble, smalti, porcelain, ammonite fossil. (Click image for more detail.)

This fantastical tree is a bit of a departure for me. It has been wanting to be created for a few years, but I kept rationalizing it away. Then, last May, it just seemed to get started. I'm not sure what the title means; it just seemed to attach itself to the work... very sneaky. 

Maybe, if I were a tree, this is the kind of tree I would like to be. I would be strong and graceful. I would have leaves of fire or be a perennial fall tree, as fall is my favorite season. Clearly, it seems that I would be a very large tree, towering over the river and mountains.

The landscape was executed in a completely spontaneous manner. It rather created itself, and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering this land of river and mountains. The background was very technically challenging, seemed like it would never end, and got the better of me on a few occasions.