Artist Statement

My journey into mosaics started with painting and sculpture, working with found objects and paint. I really saw tile as just another way to apply color. I have used tile in many of my assemblage pieces which seem to cross over and back from mosaic reliefs to more traditional assemblage. For the past several years I have been doing mostly large scale public works. I like the challenge of designing work to be walked on, sat on, danced on and just used. If I were to name one thing that distinguishes my mosaic work, the thing I do best, it would be the way I use and combine materials. I try to give the materials a voice and let them tell the story.

Twyla Arthur

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