Welcome to Linda Zidonik Mosaics

I love the process of scoring the glass, the sparkle and array of color, to the compulsive fascination of gluing the tesserae in flowing lines.  I have found my passion.  I have studied mosaics in Ravenna, Italy but mostly have been self-taught working with friends along the way.  Recently, I have joined the Society of American Mosaic Artists where I found many other devotees.
    
Creating artwork passionately is a precarious crest on a slippery slope.  I get inspiration for my work everywhere but mostly from nature, in faces, birds, and landscapes.  I am very interested in the subtle differences in value that contour a face and make it look 3-dimensional.  The hard edges of glass cut in small tesserae does not lend itself to easy transitions of value or color.  I love this challenge.

Working with glass allows me to stay in touch with the artist within.  The work of making mosaics is slow and methodical.  I find this truly captivating.  The meditative qualities of this slow creativity, I call the zone and there is no where I would rather be.  It is this amazing place that I always want to come home to.

View Linda's Work at an Upcoming Art Show/Exhibit

  • April 2008: The Gallery, WUFT, a public television program available on-line.
  • April-May 2008- The Thomas Center Gallery Gainesville, Florida
  • May 24-26, 2008 Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • November 2008 Downtown Arts Festival, Gainesville, Florida