by Robin Brownfield

Tiles, grout

Inspiration: I've done several mosaics of polar bears. Initially, I was inspired by the old joke about the child who turns in a blank piece of paper for a school art project, claiming that it's a polar bear in a snowstorm. Mosaic artists also joke about how people keep giving them leftover tiles from home projects, but they are inevitably all white. I did two mosaics using donated white tiles,  but I sold those. For "Polarity," I made one using my usual recycled glass tiles. While making it, for some unknown reason, an arctic fox sneaked onto the board.


Featured in our December 2021 issue, "Polar*ity"