Contemporary Glass Artist Capturing The Essence Of Nature
Chieko Shimizu Fujioka is a glass mosaic artist living in Santa Clara, California.
Growing up in Japan, I learned to appreciate the transition of colors across the seasons. The soft pink of spring cherry blossom, fresh green leaves of summer, bright orange from the autumn maples, and beautiful white snow in the winter. Nature has been my biggest inspiration for creating. This “Glass Mosaic” art form has taught me to treasure the small miracles in nature that we easily overlook by getting caught up in our daily lives.
"Glass Mosaic" is a combination of abstract painting and mosaic art perfected over 5 years. The initial layers of color represent nature's essence I've captured from around the world. These precious memories of travel are then reinterpreted with a layer of crushed glass to mimic reflections of light in a fleeting dream. Grout is then run through the imperfect shapes and sizes of glass like a bloodstream giving the work life.
Where I'm from, it is believed that spirit exists in everything we must not forget to be thankful for what it brings to us. Each Glass Mosaic piece is created to preserve nature’s spirit under glass forever enabling art lovers from around the world to bring a piece of nature into their homes.