Southern Coos Clinic & Overall health Middle a short while ago unveiled its newest Quarterly Artwork Display related to the theme “By the Mild of the Moon” on the SCHHC site at https://southerncoos.org/art/.

“Walk” by the virtual gallery and pay attention to featured artist Tracy Hodson converse about her mosaics and the system included in building them in the course of a Facebook Stay function.

The art show and speak will be offered on the SCHHC internet site for all to take pleasure in at their leisure. The demonstrate runs through June.

There is an eclectic range of moon-themed artwork to search by means of, produced by neighborhood artists, from acrylics to watercolors, collages, photographs, wooden carvings and a lot more, alongside with Hodson’s beautiful mosaics. A lot of of the parts are for sale.

Artist assertion by Tracy Hodson

“I stumbled on mosaic artwork soon after generating, on the fly, a back garden mosaic for a friend out of flat mom-of-pearl beads and some polished rocks.

“The mosaic turned out seriously terrific and I liked the procedure, of which I realized completely absolutely nothing before I commenced. I uncovered what I desired to know on the online.

“Afterwards, I experienced a eyesight of another mosaic — a vivid, powerful vision that burned in the centre of my forehead — but I experienced no concept how to make what I saw. It would stop up having me 7 many years of finding out and challenging work right before I was at all capable to make that mosaic, ‘Ophelia,’ which is on display in this article. It is smaller sized than I envisioned, but other than that, it is nearly particularly what I saw in my head. The graphic never ever faded, and I stored Gertrude’s description of Ophelia’s watery dying in ‘Hamlet’ by my perform table, to remind me that I would get to it as soon as I realized how.

“After I concluded my friend’s reward, I began on the lookout at mosaic art on line, and discovered a world of which I’d been totally ignorant. I had no notion of it as a Great Arts follow, a severe endeavor by mosaicists about the world who were being applying, mostly, ancient methods to make modern art.

“The perform I was looking at was as conceptual, post-Present day, deconstructive, and self-referential as the work of any painter or sculptor, and the artists were being building use of anything from the regular marble and other stone, smalti (Venetian mosaic glass), and gold, to upcycled hardware, uncovered objects, and other ‘trash.’

“I took all of this in, expended very a bit of time confused and unable to figure out what any of it may possibly necessarily mean to me, and then saw a deceptively simple mosaic by Jacqueline Iskander (which I now own), created of marble and a minor bit of smalti, and I understood that was what I needed to do.

“I required to use mostly regular elements and conventional procedures, and find a way to make these tough, unyielding elements convey some of the matters I experienced cared about as a filmmaker. I haven’t gotten there still, but a couple of mosaics have come near to that sort of self-expression.

“The past seven yrs have been spent learning this challenging medium, on my have, with some incredibly handy prolonged-length mentoring from Jacqueline and other mosaic artists, who maintain a incredibly energetic and interactive group.

“I am nevertheless very substantially a scholar, and each mosaic I make is an work to enhance my ability amount, mastery of the elements, and examination my potential to make concrete the ideas or inner thoughts I want to talk to the earth.

“I also, in some cases, simply revel in the natural beauty of the components, and want to build a mosaic that emphasizes them. All the things I use arrives from the Earth, even if reworked by the fingers of glass or stone artisans, and frequently, that is sufficient to encourage me.”