LAURA ROBBINS MOSAICS
My art gently connects, appreciates and interacts with the miracles of every moment. Whether abstract or fanciful, dream like or representational, my images are visual metaphors.
I explore and play with material possibilities and limits. I am always open to surprises and happy to
find the unexpected leading the way.
I primarily work with glass (cutting, fusing, breaking, casting) and ceramics (slab and sculptural). Metals, including bronze casting, wood, fossils and stones find their ways in. Texture and relief surfaces spark me as do chemical reactions in glass.
I have permanent mosaic installations at the Albuquerque Zoo as well as the Botanic Garden’s Dragonfly Sanctuary and was commissioned by the Norman Oklahoma Arts Council to create a mosaic at their Lions Park. My work can also be seen locally at The Range Cafes, Rust Medical Center Chapel and other businesses, schools, developments and private homes in New Mexico. It has been included in publications and articles. I am a founding member of Mosaic New Mexico, a collaborative.
Mosaic is an excellent medium for community involvement and I co-directed the local, seventy foot long Placitas Community Mosaic mural, Protect Our Wildlife Corridors.
I received a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University where I primarily studied printmaking. A teacher for 20 years, I helped to found Bosque Preparatory School in Albuquerque and began their art program. I became a full-time professional mosaic artist in 2003.
Joy, as well as detailed work is inherent to the mosaic process!