I have always liked to create art from scraps. My mother, who designed aprons and smocks from our living room, kept me entertained in the kitchen with scraps of fabric, buttons, and rickrack. Hours spent rearranging patterns into endless combinations launched a lifelong passion for creating in three dimensional spaces.
My formal art training includes university and community classes, individual tutoring in glass sculpture, and informal exchanges with regional mosaicists. Degrees in history and medicine and years of bonding with patients have strengthened my emotional intelligence and filled my stores of subjects. Stained glass work in my 30s led me to glass and ceramic mosaic art. Kiln fired glass has added new depth to those pieces, which regional and national exhibitions have featured.
I play with color, pattern, and texture to represent natural scenes and the female form. Sketches lead to initial ideas that evolve circuitously through firings, cementing, and tinkering with tiles into colorful and layered scenes. My pieces guide me to completion.
Barbara Bix Resume
Greens of Summer, mixed media mosaic on repurposed window, 31" x 49" x 1" Available
Mountain View, mixed media mosaic on repurposed window, 38" x 38" x 1" Available
Alice, mixed media mosaic, 36" x 26" x 1" Available
Persephone, mixed media mosaic, 32" x 26" x 1" Available
Dance Marathon - Big Hair Night, kiln-cast glass, 7.5" x 11.5" x 8.5" Available
Weathered, kiln-cast glass, 7" x 6.5" x 3.5" Available