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Deep Currents fine art mosaic
Deep Currents Mosaic

My newest mosaic fine art, contemporary abstracts in handcut glass, were introduced in summer 2005 at Langman Gallery in suburban Philadelphia. There are single-panel and multipanel compositions in a number of dramatic color palettes. The gallery is located at 2500 Moreland Road in Willow Grove Park, Level 1 next to Bloomingdale's. For more information, call the gallery at 215-657-8333.

These new pieces are also available at Craft Museum Gallery in New York City, on Sixth Avenue near 59th Street. Call 212-929-9400.

 
A mosaic panel I created in 2004, inspired by the cut-paper figures and motifs of Henri Matisse, was selected to hang in the new Center for Women and Childbirth at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, near Atlantic City.
Matisse-inspired Panel
 
 


My mosaics won a Washington Post Award of Excellence in the mixed media category at the 12th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, June 4 - 5, 2005, Frederick, MD.
 

November 3, 2004: Darkness Descends, an abstract mosaic I created in response to the 2004 presidential election, was selected for the fourth annual juried exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and hung in the Ellipse Arts Center in Arlington, VA from March 17 to June 4, 2005.  
Meditating Woman, my mosaic interpretation of a 1913 painting of the same name by Russian Expressionist artist Alexei von Jawlensky, was selected for the third annual juried exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, held January 15-April 4, 2004 at the Museo ItaloAmericano, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California.


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“Woman in Chemise,” a mosaic panel inspired by a 1906 painting of the same name by French painter Andre Derain, now hangs in the lobby of Imperial Towers in the Chestnut Hill area of Boston, MA.  
“Flower, Leaf, Vine,” a custom mosaic tabletop created for a client in Montclair, NJ was featured in an article on trend-setting mosaics for the home in the Spring 2004 issue of Array magazine, a publication for the New York Design Center.

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My "Zippy" mirror was featured in the August 2003 issue of The Crafts Report. "Zippy" has been a crowd-pleaser since its introduction in 2002, and I've created the mirror in several sizes and adapted the design for a mosaic bowl, tile-encrusted tables, a mosaic fireplace surround and a mosaic panel.  

My "Cottage IV" mirror was selected for the second annual juried exhibition of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, held January 30 to February 25, 2003, at the Centre Gallery, Miami, Florida.


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Mosaic tiles

Reprinted from the Star Ledger, New Jersey's leading newspaper, August 29, 2002

Versatile: The Timeless Appeal of Mosaics
by Wendy Nichols Clark

The sound of breaking china is music to Rhonda Heisler's ears.

While others may cringe at the nerve-shattering noise or the loss of a precious piece, Heisler has reason to take pleasure in broken bits of English transferware and French Limoges porcelain.

She uses vintage china to craft mosaic frames, tabletops, decorative objects and custom pieces for her company, Mosaic Mountain Arts.

For Heisler, creating a mosaic is like painting with glass. "I'm constantly looking at ancient mosaic colors and patterns for inspiration -- I love bringing new life to an art form that's so old," says Heisler, who works from her home studio in Skillman, Montgomery Township.

Mosaic making is a timeless art form dating back to the ancient Greeks. It has been springing up everywhere these days, creating accents on furniture, intricate floor patterns and mural-like walls and ceilings.

"One of the most interesting pieces I've been commissioned to do was a 60th birthday gift that incorporated broken pieces of the family's heirloom china," says Heisler.

"I added pieces from my own collection and encrusted a floral design onto the top of an old table I found and repaired. Using pieces from a collection that had been in the family for generations put so much love into the piece."

Heisler is always on the prowl for pretty porcelain, which she finds at antique shops, flea markets and yard sales.

If you are in the market for a large-scale or stationary mosaic, you can chose from custom or pre-designed, depending on your budget. The cost is typically based on the type of material and the size of the design. Prices can range from $14 to $250 per square foot. Some companies charge an additional fee for custom designs.

 

A long profile article on Rhonda Heisler and Mosaic Mountain Arts appeared in the Spring/Summer 2002 issue of Homes of Prestige, a Packet Publication.

Two Mosaic Mountain Arts mirrors, “Cottage V” and “Garden” were featured in the April and June 2002 issues of Accessory Merchandising magazine, a Vance publication read by the home decor industry.

Several Mosaic Mountain Arts mirrors, tables, and decorative accessories were available for sale in the exclusive retail boutique at Hilfield House, the designer showhouse of The Junior League of Greater Princeton, April 21-May 18, 2002.

“Pieces of a Dream,” a feature article on Rhonda’s collaboration with master metalsmith Ray Mathis of Tutto Design, Bucks County, PA, on a collection of mosaic tables inspired by classical Venetian floor patterns, appeared in the Trenton Times, March 14, 2002.

 


 


Specializing in limited-edition, one-of-a-kind, and custom mosaic art and mosaic accents for the home, office, or business:
mosaic mirrors, mosaic tables, encrusted furniture, decorative accessories, signage.

All designs 2001 - 2008 by Mosaic Mountain Arts





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