YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have a link on the first slide): http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1642743-irina-charny-3/
Works of art can tell stories or simply express an aesthetic truth or feeling.
The themes of Irina’s mosaics range from the lyrical to the whimsical. She draws her inspiration from music, dance, nature, myths, legends, fairy tales, stories, poems, nightmares, hopes, desires, fears, jokes, fantasies, and other flights of the imagination.
As a child growing up in Russia, even before she knew they were called mosaics, Irina created collages from pieces of broken glass found in the street, rocks, paper, seashells, and bits of crockery. Through the years she experimented with various media for artistic expression but has now returned to her origin – mosaics. This medium gives her a chance to explore color, shape, pattern, and texture, and to satisfy the passion to integrate unrelated small bits of material into a single work of art. Member of SAMA - Society of American Mosaic Artists