Chieko Shimizu Fujioka is a
Mosaic Artist based in California.
" It is not the little details I want to capture in my work. It is the fundamental essence of nature's beauty no words can explain. The joy of life when I saw that light, breath of the wind that shook my soul. "
Chieko is a Japanese abstract glass mosaic artist living and working in Santa Clara, California. Her will to create was strongly influenced by her mother who pursued tailoring, quilting and many other forms of handicraft. After working at an art gallery in Tokyo, Japan, Chieko aspired to define and create an original style by first studying different techniques from ceramics and painting to jewelry-making. Her first experience with mosaic, at a local artist's studio in Los Altos, opened her eyes with delight. She has since experimented with this art form in various ways, which led to the creation of her unique style -- "Glass Mosaic". This new technique of combining abstract painting and glass mosaic became her original way of expressing and transforming all her inspirations into art.
ABOUT HER WORK
Chieko's artwork is a style called 'Glass Mosaic Art'; abstract paintings are combined with glass mosaic. Her works are mainly created with acrylic paints, tempered glass, grout and epoxy resin. After building up the colors, shapes and details with paint, the pieces are covered with shattered tempered glass, which adds a more complex texture to the surface, resulting in a unique depth and movement. As light reflects from the cracked tempered glass, it allows colors to show different aspects.
The process of this art form is exquisite.
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Silicon Valley Open Studios '19 (May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19)
- Belmont, Sunnyvale, Saratoga CA
Earth Garden '19 (Oct 26-27)
- Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan