Description This delicate mosaic was made after I listened to birds sing as I have never listen before. I felt the extra ordinary energy in the songs just before sunrise. I was wandering and trying to imagine how can look like a bird which can singing through the day. I choose only natural materials for my work. This mosaic I made on unique piece of wood known as Acacia, native to the Philippines Islands. Each piece of wood is carefully sculpted by local expert carvers. The combination of sea shells and wood forms the bond between art and nature. In this mosaic I used multi cut Canarium Seashells and other multicut seashells.
Alla Baksanskaya, Brooklyn Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement I was born in Baku, Azerbaijan - beautiful city on Caspian Sea shore. Currently I live in New York. As much as I remember myself I always painted and turned ordinary things into artsy objects. But only recently I can no longer hide the artist inside me and I started painting and making artworks full time. I create images from natural ocean shells found in different parts around the world. I am moved by the natural beauty of sea shells, intrigued by the deep and endless ocean where they were found. They are rich sources for exploration and discovery. I arrange them to create realistic and sometimes surrealistic images. I am exploring the relations between imagination and reality in the natural environment. My goal is to create objects that are pleasurable to live with, that bring emotion into someone’s heart.