Mixed Media Wall Art
Created with handmade polymer clay tiles. These tiles are made using a variety of techniques including silk
screening, colored pencils, acrylic paints, caning, stamping, textures, and more. The wall pieces are collaged with a
variety of items, including found objects, fossils, glass tiles, and more. See individual pieces for specifics.
Unique Art Made With Care
All images and information Copyright Gail Woods 2011
America the Beautiful Series
"Above the Fruited Plain"
This is a mirror with shelf-
Finished size is 24 1/2" x 15
1/4", shelf depth is 4 1/2"
A celebration of plant, animal,
and insect life. It is about
concern for care of the
environment expressed with
words and pictures. It is
collaged with a few natural
(agate slice, amethyst crystals),
and found objects.
"From Sea to Shining Sea III"
Finished size 16 1/4" x 13 1/4"
A variety of handmade polymer clay tiles and a beach created with
sand, sea glass and shells. A found object that I used, in shades
of greens, blues, and coral colors, inspired the coloring of the tiles.
This piece is mounted on a beautiful solid alder wood frame that
was designed and created by Jon Woods. Your wall color will show
between the inner piece and the outer frame.
"Purple Mountains Majesty"
Finished size 12" x 12" and
includes a small mirror in the
Expresses what the outdoors
means to me. Includes rocks found
while hiking. The purple
"mountains" are done with tiles
and are repeated as a reflection in
the mirror as a simulation of a lake.
"Sea to Shining Sea II"
Finished size 12" x 12" and
includes a small, partially covered,
mirror in the center.
My favorite theme is the ocean. This
piece includes an ancient
ammonite fossil, coral, a few found
objects and a few glass tiles. It is
grouted with beach sand.
"Sea to Shining Sea"
Finished size 9 1/2" x 16"
This piece includes many fossils. The
beach is created with sand and shells.
There are a wide variety of handmade tiles.
"The Journey II"
Finished size 13 x 151/2
On of my favorite pieces with several
messages. The journey as depicted by a
small ship weathering the storm and the
oceans journey below shown with a
variety of tiles and fossils. This frame was
designed and created by Jon Woods and
is of solid alder wood. When hung your
wall color will show between the inner
and outer frames.
Finished size 10" x 10"
This pieces includes many hand
painted tiles. It is an ocean journey
and the message is regarding the
importance of protecting our oceans.
It includes a beautiful ammonite
fossil and is mounted on wood.
Wall Art with a Message
"My Favorite Things"
Finished size 15 3/4" x 11 1/2"
Created and put together as a puzzle. It
includes many of my favorite things: cats,
gardening, relationships, joy, music. This
picture was done with alcohol inks and has
a very ceramic look. The grout is natural
sand I created by pounding rocks to get the
color I wanted. It is mounted on a frame
designed and created by Jon Woods of solid
alder wood. Your wall color will show
through between the inner and outer frame.
Wall Art Based on Bargello Techniques
Finished size 12" x 12 1/2"
This was created based on
Bargello (a quilting design).
The clay is blended to create
the colors...there is no paint
involved in this piece. To me it
evolved to look like city lights.
The side patterns were
created with a different textile
technique and to me look like
balloons, very joyful. This
piece is also mounted on a
frame designed and created
by Jon Woods of solid alder
wood. Your wall color will
show through between the
inner and outer frame.
Finished size 13" x 16"
This piece was created
based on Bargello (a quilting
design). The clay is blended
to create the colored strips.
The first series of strips on
the left are the start of the
piece. In the second group
the pieces have come closer
together in an order of color.
The last set of strips have
come together completely
and created a pattern. The
background of the piece was
created with textures and
paint. This piece was
mounted on a frame
designed and created by Jon
Woods of solid alder wood.
Your wall color will show
through between the inner
and outer frame.
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Each piece in the series has in it a handmade tile with
the appropriate portion from the song "America the