mosaic was inspired by the Carina Nebula, the birth of stars, and all
of the knowns and unknowns of space. The swirling gas, the light, the
shapes... it seems that a person could endlessly be inspired by the
images NASA has made available to all of us.
This mosaic was a finalist piece in an art contest held by NASA. There were over 600 entries for the contest... so being a finalist was a huge honor.
are many components (to be more true to Carina, I wanted to use many
different elements to create the whole): marble, sea glass, beads, sand,
stained glass, shells, tile, blown glass shapes, millefiori, and all
grout has been hand painted as well.