Sharon Svenson, mosaic artist from Haines, Alaska
"I have been exploring and working in mosaics full time since year 1998. Before that, from 1972, my focus was in weaving rugs and tapestry.
What tapestry and mosaics have in common is the process of building images one area or piece at time whether from yarn or tessarae. The potency of color in these mediums is what seduces me. Now I have added light and reflection. I am inspired by the natural world that surrounds our home in rural Alaska. I share this incredible place with my artist husband, John, and our standard poodle, African grey parrot, and two cats."