Anne Hyland

porcelain and terracotta tiles

studio : #65, 20 Vernon Street
web : www.annehyland.com
email : anneshyland@yahoo.com

 

  • Girls in the Garden
    2012, porcelain and terra cotta ½-inch tiles with colored porcelain, glazes and underglazes, 3' x 6'
  • Jake and Zeke
    2010, porcelain and terra cotta ½-inch tiles with colored porcelain, glazes and underglazes, 3' x 6'
  • The Geminis
    2012, porcelain and terra cotta ½-inch tiles with colored porcelain, glazes and underglazes, 4' x 6'
  • Within a Budding Grove
    2008, porcelain and terra cotta ½-inch tiles with colored porcelain, glazes and underglazes, 4' x 6'
 

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statement

These large, colorful mosaics from clay tiles start as photos and are turned into patterns of color where each tile represents a pixel from the original photograph. The photos are digitized and manipulated, and the resulting images combine digitized photography and drawing.

Many of the murals have been made for one percent for art programs, and they are installed and exhibited at the Western Connecticut State University, the Bristol Satellite School, and sometimes temporarily installed, as they were at the Cambridge Multicultural Art Center in Cambridge, MA. The work has resulted in grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and the Cambridge Arts Council and has been exhibited nationally including in the Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts and the DeCordova Museum. In addition, the work is included in the collections of The Southern Connecticut University, the Wadsworth Atheneum and in numerous private collections.

The clay mosaics are extremely durable and are reminiscent of  classic mosaics from Pompeii, Piazza Armerina and other ancient sites. The clay will last indefinitely and will not be affected by bad weather or humid conditions.