Silicon Valley Open Studios

Connecting artists to art enthusiasts

Artist: Melanie Christie

Studio: Flying Glass Art

Horned Owl
Title: Horned Owl
Description: Stained Glass Mosaic
Media: Glass/Mosaics
Size: 8 x 11
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Contact Melanie Christie

Website: melaniechristie.com

Email: meliec@mac.com

Phone: (408) 810-3028


2019  Showings


wheelchair accessible

May 4 - 5 , Site: 96
3858 Timlott Court
Palo Alto, CA 94306

wheelchair accessible

May 11 - 12 , Site: 96
3858 Timlott Court
Palo Alto, CA 94306


 

About Melanie Christie

I have always drawn my inspirations from the colors and patterns of nature. As a lifelong painter who is somewhat new to mosaic, I’ve become obsessed with the concept of breaking things down in order to rebuild and transform them into something completely new. In mosaic the dimensional and tactile nature of the tessera bring a physical immediacy to the artwork in a way that no single brushstroke of paint can accomplish. And so this concept of breaking down and rebuilding has spilled over into my painting as well, and thus I am creating collages out of hand painted papers, that are then cut, ripped and shaped in an effort to capture the same transformative quality. What I continue to find new and exciting about this work is the search for that inspiration when I find an object, or a brushstroke or the perfect blush of color in a piece of stained glass that peaks my interest and urges the creation of something new.