Bette Ann Libby - Public Mosaics and Public Art
Bette Ann Libby

Bette Ann Libby

Brookline, MA

Bette Ann organizes community ceramic shard mosaic workshops and installations. For 15 years, she has worked with groups to create numerous projects, which are permanently located in hospitals, schools and libraries. Bette Ann is passionate about fostering the creative experience as a vehicle toward community connectivity and feels that installation art is essential to well-being.
Libby's images have been inspired by her teaching in Samoa and travels in Europe, Asia, India and the mid-east. Over the past 35 years, she has received numerous awards for her work, which has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US.
Bette Ann founded the sculptors’ collective, “Studios Without Walls”, which has received more than 16 MCC/BAC grants for environmental installations in Brookline, MA.
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I invite you to become drawn into the details & textures by the mediums of ceramic, glass, mirror shards and unexpected objects. Not all the images are apparent. Hidden clues to the story bring the viewer on a journey when encountering my work."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"Each participant in the community mosaics becomes “lost” in the process, discovering the perfect fit for each shard. Mosaic making is a form of meditation, relaxation and a source of an inner joy. When touching color, happiness happens."
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What motivates and inspires you?

"Working with communities and the endless variety of ideas and energy each person brings to the process of creating mosaics empowers my work. The joy of bringing people together and enabling them to create permanent art for their public space is a gift."
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