"Walk on the Wild Side" © Jacqueline Iskander
That’s a great title for a glorious mosaic created by artist Jacqueline Iskander. I met Jacqueline online recently and can’t get enough of her wonderful artwork. The vibrant colours, the sense of light and movement – all created with tiny pieces of stone, glass, beads and other natural materials. This is one favourite of mine, but click on the image to see her entire portfolio.
As explained on her website, "Jacqueline has been exploring the vast and versatile world of mosaic since 1996. While self-taught in the early years, in 2006 she began traveling for study with mosaic masters and teachers in both the United States and Italy. Although Jacqueline has developed a great deal of experience with many materials, both traditional and contemporary, she has an affinity for traditional Italian glass (smalti) and mosaic gold, natural materials (stone, mineral, semi-precious), and beads."
In her own words, "I work with stone, glass, gold, and lots of other cool stuff. The materials just kind of scream, "Hey, look what I can do!" So, I let them do it. When the party's over, there's a piece of art. And I get all the credit."
Sharing art and ideas with other artists from around the world is wonderfully easy on the Internet. We inspire, encourage and support each other as never before. Speaking of which, I should say I met Jacqueline while taking a great online class with Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach who helped me get a much better handle on the wild world of social media, among other things. Thanks Alyson!
And thanks Jacqueline for the walk on the wild side.
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art