Cecy's Gallery & Studios DURHAM NC
Mosaic art is not homogeneous or static. The nature of it is ever changing and
challenging. Different materials, textures, sizes, colors, thickness, direction, all play together on the surface. Mosaics evoke Earth’s natural processes, such as geology, human body systems, archaeology, and Earth Sciences, but are often utilized in utilitarian or architectural context. The use of recycled and reclaimed/scrap/cast off materials in the work further explores the balance between nature and modern consumerism.
Furthermore, utilizing repurposed materials is a practice of deconstructing and
reconfiguring, experimenting with unusual combinations, thinking about things in new
ways, challenging and perhaps changing traditional views which are invaluable in every aspect of art, education, and progress.
Jeannette Brossart has been a professional mosaic artist since 2003. She is known for her public and sculptural mosaics, home, garden, and gallery works. She is a recognized teaching artist, and has facilitated school and community mosaics with groups of all ages. She has an ongoing concern for creating artwork that is mindful of conservation and nature ideals.
Brossart has facilitated over 100 school mosaic mural and workshop programs. She was selected to attend the International Teaching Artist Conference in the Fall of 2018, and continues to be active as a "catalyst" with ITAC. She just completed (designed and fabricated) a 200 sf mosaic floor inset for the main lobby of the remodeled Brown Water Treatment Plant in Durham, opening soon. Brossart's largest public works are in Charlotte, Greensboro, Salisbury, Garner, and Durham.