Cleo Mussi | Mosaicist
I am an established Mosaic Artist working with reclaimed ceramic. I create new life from old, broken, discarded and unfashionable pottery and a phoenix rises from the detritus of tableware. I am a modern day folk artist and my work reflects the world that we live in whilst connecting to bygone days. The content has depth and often explores complex ideas; most recently mass consumption of the world’s resources, evolution and migration in plant form. I express my ideas in a naive and energetic visual narrative commenting on current themes in the world around us.
The work can be read on many levels. Stories are told often with strange twists of humour and double visual / verbal meanings. The work can also be viewed as purely a celebration of decoration, colour, form, pattern and the inherent qualities that are embedded in our ceramic tradition.