On the Oregon coast, it’s fun to explore the rocky shores when the tide is out and pools are exposed. Here you’ll often see a colorful variety of anemones, sea stars, mussels and urchins.
This handmade abstract mosaic of an Oregon coast tidepool is crafted with beautiful stained glass and a few pieces of mouth-blown glass. Some pieces may display the rolled edge of the stained glass sheet, and some are highly textured. The mosaic was made with no grout between the glass pieces to muddy the effect of the highly textured material, creating a more 3-dimensional effect than grouted mosaics. Each piece was cut by hand with traditional tools and applied to the tile backing with charcoal-tinted thinset mortar.
This unique piece was created as part of a series of works by Joanne Daschel for an exhibit, “60 Works in 60 Days” for which she made one mosaic each day. There are a very limited number of pieces still available from this exhibit and they are all listed in this shop.
The backing material is ceramic tile, the edges are painted matte black and there is a d-ring hanger installed on the back. It is signed by the artist and bears the day-number from the 60 days.