April 4th – 27th
Glass mosaics created via the indirect method by Amherst artist Isabel Margolin.
Isabel’s most successful designs have come to her while dreaming: “I see the mosaic completed, the colors simple and true; the pattern a perfect rhyme. The next day I embark on recreating this vision, remaining as close to the design as possible. Even with all my good intentions to remain true to my dream, on the second or third day of work all hell breaks loose and the pattern has taken a life of its own. It is as though I am having a conversation with the mosaic and I no longer solely control the design. In the end, my dream gave me the impetus to start the process, but the actual process led me to interpret my dream in an entirely new way.”
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4th, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus.
Meet the Artist & Mosaic Demo: Saturday, April 13th, 4:30-6:30pm – Isabel will discuss and demonstrate her mosaic process and create a piece that everyone can contribute to.
About Isabel Margolin:
Raised in beautiful northern California, Isabel currently resides in Amherst. In the spring of 2009 she took her first course in mosaics, one that focused on the indirect method, a technique that she has employed ever since. It is through a certain controlled randomness, a willingness to cede one’s expectations to gravitational forces and the power of sticky tape that she applies the indirect technique to expand the boundaries of this art form. It is a process of chance, choice, and discovery. isabelmargolinmosaics.com