Lion Replica is a portion of a bath found in Ostia Antica, an archeological site that was once Rome's seaport. It is know for the excellent preservation of its ancient mosaics. The stones used were limestone and the remained of a countertop. The light rugged effect surrounding the lion is designed to mimic the stone texture, The artwork is framed with a matte black metal canvas floater frame.
As a modern mixed media and mosaic artist, I strive to uncover a masterpiece in the broken, discarded, or unused pieces of daily life. Using repurposed slate, natural stone and stone tiles, hand-cut glass smalti, and other objects, my intent with each piece is to reveal the beauty of the element. Ultimately, finding the artful story of seemingly exhausted objects inspires me.