“Driftless” was the first piece I created in this series. Inspired by the history of the area where I grew up, La Crosse, WI, I wanted to depict the concept of the glaciers surrounding and receding around this rocky untouched area. The use of different material represents the glacial drift, made up of earthly goods such as rock, sand, silt, clay, boulders. The smaller tesserae (pieces) is the drift left behind as the glacier slowly retreats that would have filled in the area. The undulating lines create movement, the flow of ice. The rock I used represents the rocky terrain of the Driftless Area and is from the local bluffs in La Crosse.
Italian stone, recycled glass, smalti, locally harvested rock
20” x 40″