Dee Ruff/Black Cat Mosaics

Ruby, Contemporary Abstract Glass Mosaic Sculpture       Ruby is a contemporary abstract glass mosaic sculpture that is completely handmade. The substrate features cement-based materials. The base is made of concrete and is a matte black color, Mosaic tesserae include a variety of textured and rare vintage transparent red stained glass, several types of iridescent and glass red beads, and red glass stringer fragments. The entire sculpture is approximately 20 inches (l) by 10 inches (w) by 6.5 inches (d).
Stolen Moments, contemporary abstract mosaic Color Field artwork       Stolen Moments:
"...love born of the work kind of loss, of knowing you could lose, and of the sobering knowledge that these cherished moments they grasp this night were stolen from the hands of time." Susan Rodgers

This contemporary abstract mosaic features white marble, gold beads, hand cut stained glass, ceramic tiles, brass bullet casings, horseshoe nails, and brass rings. The smaller substrate is handmade and features a molten metallic gold paint technique as a background. It is adhered to a lightweight substrate that has been textured and colored white. This artwork measures 14 inches by 14 inches.
Happy Memories, Patina Artwork       Happy Memories.
"A good life is a collection of happy memories."
Denis Waitley

This mixed media artwork on a colored wooden art board contains a smaller handmade 3-D substrate that features a homemade rust patina and is filled with hand cut glazed ceramic tesserae. The lower square design is a handmade and features an oxidized copper metal coating, accented with a glazed ceramic circular element.
Becoming, Illuminated Shards® Artwork       This contemporary abstract artwork is a one of my Illuminated Shards® artworks from my Spring Series. It features hand cut slate, Youghiogheny Art Glass, stained glass, and opaque blown glass fragments with reflective embedded elements. On Wediboard. This artwork measures 11. 5 inches by 9.5 inches.
Sacred Mornings, Travertine Artwork       Sacred Mornings. There are universal forces directly affecting you all of the time. Recognize the inter-connectedness within all of these forces which all come together to enhance and enrich and support your life. Notice and acknowledge the living, and even the non-living things that make a positive difference in our lives every day...

This contemporary abstract artwork measures 10 inches by 10 inches and features an abstract center design that was created by using a French solvent-based paint technique. It has been a joy to experiment with the different tones and colors in the hand cut riven-faced travertine natural stone tesserae.