Hello! My name is Erin Ward and I am a mosaic artist. I live in Maplewood, MN with my husband, four children, three dogs and two cats! I work with glass and ceramic tiles mostly but have been known to include a found object or two in my pieces. My favorite things to make are pet portraits and personalized picture frames but I am always trying to expand on what I know and to try new techniques.
In many ways, mosaics serves as a sort of therapy for me. It is the art of taking something broken and reconstructing it into something beautiful. To me, there is such a powerful message about life in this. Life can be hard, it can break us, pieces of our former selves can be lost. But from the scraps, the broken shards we can reconstruct ourselves into a masterpiece.