New Jersey artist Kim Porter creates functional and fine art mosaics.
Glass, ceramic, gemstones, porcelain, pebbles, seashells, wood, metal and paper all find their way into her artwork as she transforms ordinary materials into extraordinary pieces. Her unrestrained use of unexpected elements engages the viewer with the interplay of reflectivity, texture, space, and scale, while exploring the relationship between color and emotion.
Kim has exhibited and sold her work professionally since 1999. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, and the Belmar Arts Council. Her pieces can be found in private collections throughout the United States and the U.K.
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"My journey as a mosaic artist began with creating mixed media functional art and furniture. When the curator of a regional art show requested a series of ten distinct chairs, I was challenged to create two in mosaic—one using porcelain and tile, the other stones and seashells—and I was hooked! I love the tactile nature of cutting glass and stone, and the meditative process of placing one tessera after another.
I am currently focusing on the creation of fine art mosaics. I do some sketching and planning at the beginning of a project, but I prefer to work spontaneously. Driven by the endless possibilities of working with a broad range of materials, my greatest joy in the mosaic process is often found in searching for and selecting the materials that will inspire the design of a piece. The work then becomes a captivating exploration with sometimes surprising results. I am witnessing the evolution of a mosaic as I am creating it."