Author(s): Julee Latimer
With easy-to-follow guidance and over 175 photographs, this book helps mosaic artists to meet the challenge of creating 3D substrates. It explains various approaches to issues ranging from reaching the needed levels of density and strength to applying tesserae to coils, twists, and spheres. Professional studio mosaic artist Latimer offers a behind-the-scenes look at her experiences with six of her sculptures, from the starting moments of inspiration to their completion. She demonstrates the techniques on a variety of interior and exterior works, both freestanding and wall mounted. From an undulating wall sculpture's base of chicken wire, plaster bandages, and thinset, to a large outdoor armchair sculpture's base of foam, fiberglass mesh, and concrete, this guide will help to demystify 3-D structures for aspiring sculptors and mosaic artists. A gallery section of sculptures to enjoy and study offers additional inspiration to mosaic makers and enthusiasts alike.
Julee Latimer is an internationally recognized artist with a full-time studio in Melbourne, Australia. For the past ten years, her practice has revolved exclusively around sculpture for mosaic art.