Mixed Media Mosaic by Jan O'Highway
Working across a range of media, from fused glass, colourful mosaic and sculpture with hand-built and glazed ceramic to large-format digital prints, I have received many commissions for public and private spaces, and have extensive experience with community and education projects. Commissioned pieces are usually figurative and easily read while personal exploratory work is mostly abstract.
The impact of waste, plastics and oil on our planet is a huge concern and I often include found objects in my work, drawing attention to the uniqueness of the things we ignore and discard - the extraordinary richness of shape and meaning to be found in the unvalued fallen flower or plastic toy, changed by time.
One of four sculptures depicting the Seasons.
"...playing around with a rusty key and a pair of ceramic eyes suddenly the face of Autumn appeared..... and one thing led to another"
Mixed Media Mosaic | Ceramic, Stone, Glass, Found Objects, Plastic and Metal Toys on resin and Steel Base