About the artist:
- Handcrafted two-piece giclée set.
- Canvas, wood, resin, and tempered glass.
- 28"W x 3"D x 62"T.
- Made in the USA of imported materials.
- Boxed weight, approximately 72 lbs.
With Midwestern roots and a lifetime of travel behind her, Mary Hong has found her niche in a unique form of glass mosaic and recycled glass artwork. Think: mosaic meets canvas. It's fine art mosaics with a wild twist of the unexpected. Mary's love of art and creativity began with crayons as a toddler and grew to a degree in design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, workshops, and self-teaching. Her work graces the walls and rooms of many Florida's finest homes and establishments, with one-of-a-kind glass panels, wall and window mosaics, and mixed media glass creations. A glass artist for the past 13 years, her newest series is a revisit to tempered glass. "I went through that phase over 12 years ago. I moved into wine bottles, kiln-formed glass, then back and forth thru a gobzillion other mediums but glass has always prevailed. And now, I'm back to the tempered stuff. I crack up the glass (think sledge hammer), dye it, mix it with vintage jewelry, beads, fairy dust, found objects. Sometimes I slather it with gold and silver leaf, then mix it with other shattered remains of lamps, dinnerware, and lately, an old shower door.. the stories this glass could tell..." Mary is a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). Mary is a full-time working artist cracking up glass at Mary Hong Studio/Gallery in Grayton Beach, Florida.