Anne Hyland

porcelain and terracotta tiles

studio : #65, 20 Vernon Street, 6th floor
web : www.annehyland.com
email : anneshyland@yahoo.com

 

  • Anne, Drew and the Bird
    2016, porcelain and terra cotta ½-inch tiles with glazes and slips for color, 4' x 9½'
  • 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 are made of clay tiles, and they start as photos and are turned into patterns of color where each tile represents one pixel in the original digitized photograph. The photos are manipulated on Photoshop, and the final images are a combination of photos and drawings.

Some of my previous murals have been made under one percent for the arts programs and for public places. One is at the Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT, one at the Bristol Satellite School in Bristol, CT, and one was installed at the Cambridge Multicultural Art Center in Cambridge, MA. My work has been supported by the Cambridge Arts Council and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and some has been exhibited nationally at the Renwick Gallery, The Otis Art Institute, The Museum of Contemporary Crafts and the DeCordova Museum. In addition, I have work 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 sun exposure, age, or humid conditions.