Freedom Butterfly

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This butterfly mosaic was made with Smalti glass tiles. It’s a donation for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada June silent auction.

Northern Flicker

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This Northern Flicker mosaic is being donated for the silent auction at the Salah Bachir Show in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre here in Toronto. This work is made with a combination of broken crockery and smalti tiles. It’s 38 inches beak to tail.

Saw-whet Owl

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We’re donating this mosaic for an upcoming fundraiser supporting the Pelee Island Bird Observatory.

Black-crowned Night Heron

When the alewives came into shallow water to spawn over at Sam Smith Park, the black-crowned night herons showed up to enjoy the bounty. Standing on the bridge on the west side of the yacht club, looking north, some evenings we could spot 4 or 5 of these chunky birds.

We decided to do a night heron mosaic. We did this one with Italian Smalti (glass) tiles on a birch plywood ground, and unlike the mosaics we do with broken crockery, we grouted this one.

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This mosaic is about 3 feet tall.