Amy Marks Mosaics
Tel. +1 781-899-8041
Artist Statement for Amy Marks
Texture is the key element of my work. I am fascinated by textures and patterns and how the arrangement of seemingly unrelated materials of varying color, size, shape and feel can come together to form a cohesive whole.
I create multi-textured, one-of-a-kind decorative and functional mosaics and wearable art (jewelry) that incorporate glass tile, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, polymer clay, beads, millefiori and stones.
I use multiple variations of each color to create a rich color palette. The tight proximity of tiles and objects keeps the viewer’s interest on the mosaic rather than the grout. The final pieces, made of disparate materials, come together to create an artistic statement that is both visually attractive and tactile.
Amy Marks is the Past President of the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS). Her work has been juried into exhibitions including Mosaics at the Mill I & II, and shows at the Sharon Arts Center, the Danforth Museum of Art, and the Somerville Museum. She teaches mixed media mosaic workshops at mosaic studios and art centers throughout New England and hosts mosaic retreats. Her work can be seen in the gift shops at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and at the Fuller Craft Museum.
Amy studied mosaics with the following distinguished mosaic artists: Ariel Shoemaker, Carol Shelkin, Sonia King, Laurie Mika, Pam Stratton, Lynn Chinn, Cynthia Fisher, Emma Biggs, Kelly Nickerbocker, Sharra Frank, Lisa Houck, Julia Hanansen, Marian Shapiro.