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Jane Brundage

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20130720194538-unchained_fb
Unchained, June 2013 Costume Jewelry, Glass Cubes, Metal, Plastic and Seed Beads, Vitreous, Glitter and Iridescent Glass Tiles, Millefiori Glass, Glass Gems, Glitter Dust, on Wood, in Mastic. 12 X 12 © 2013
20131120210820-grabthepassion
Grab the Passion of the Day, October 2013 Vitreous, Glitter, and Iriidized Glass, Glass Gems, Millefiore, Costume Jewelry, Broken Plates, Plastic and Seed Beads, Paper, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120210425-bluesanddreams
Blues and Dreams, November, 2013 Vitreous and Iridized Glass Tiles, Dichroic Fused Glass, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Buttons, Vintage Metal and Plastic Beads, Abalone, Glass Gems, Glitter Paint and Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120212443-another_wild_woman_mirror
Another Wild Woman, August 2013 Vitreous, Recycled, Iridized, and Glitter Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Abalone, Buttons, Glass Gems and Cubes, Amethyst Chips, Plastic and Seed Beads, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120211342-wehaveonlythisonemoment
We Have Only This One Moment, October 2013 Vitreous, Iridized, Dichroic, Glitter, and Glass Tiles, Ceramic Tile, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Buttons, Plastic Icicle Ornaments, Plastic Swizzle Sticks, Seed Beads, Paper, Plastic and Glass Gems, Glitter Paint and Dust, in Mastic, on Wo 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120210944-shelookedlikeautumn
She Looked Like Autumn, September 2013 Vitreous, Iridized, Glitter, and Recycled Glass Tiles, Ceramic Tile, Costume Jewelry, Vintage Hardware, Plastic Fruit, Beads (seed, Plastic, and Glass), Paper, Plastic and Glass Gems, Glitter Paint and Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120211219-hugtheearth
Hug the Earth, Seek the Heavens, October 2013 Vitreous, Iridized, Glitter, and Recycled Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Rhinestones, Abalone, Plastic Button, Gravel, Millefiori, Beads (seed and Plastic), Paper, Glass Gems, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10
20130720194649-inquirefb
Inquire Within, June 2013 Costume Jewelry, Paper, Chandelier Crystals, Glass Cubes, Plastic Letter and Seed Beads, Vitreous, Iridium, and Recycled Glass Tiles, Abalone, Glass Gems, Glitter Dust, on Wood, in Mastic. 10 X 10 © 2013
20131120211514-noir
Noir, November, 2013 Iridized and Recycled Glass Tiles, Glass Cubes and Gems, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Beads, Glitter Paint and Dust, in Mastic, on Recycled Wood Frame. 5 X 7" © 2013
20120814201949-buddha_eye_detail
Buddha Eye, detail, 2012 Millefiori, Glitter, and Vitreous Glass, Glass Tiles, Glass Marbles, Costume Jewelry, Seed, Ceramic and Plastic Beads, Semi-precious Stones, Plastic To-go Coffee Cup Lid Stoppers, Recycled Wood Frame, in Mastic. 8-3/4 X 10-3/4” © 2012
20120814201831-buddha_eye
Buddha Eye, 2012 Millefiori, Glitter, and Vitreous Glass, Glass Tiles, Glass Marbles, Costume Jewelry, Seed, Ceramic and Plastic Beads, Semi-precious Stones, Plastic To-go Coffee Cup Lid Stoppers, Recycled Wood Frame, in Mastic. 8-3/4 X 10-3/4” © 2012
20120814203034-cathie_mirror
Have Faith, 2012 Costume Jewelry, Tumbled Glass, Plastic Rhinestones, Ceramic and Glass Tiles, Smalti, Plastic and Glass Beads, Metal and Plastic Buttons, Abalone Shell, Chandelier Crystals, on Wood, in Mastic 10 X 10 © 2012
20120814202632-laxmi_mosaic_jbrundage
Laxmi, 2012 Vitreous, Glitter, Iridescent, Plate, Smalti, and Other Glass Tiles, Plastic, Glass & Metal Beads, Plastic Gems, Plastic & Metal Jewelry, Paper, Glitter Glue & Glitter Paint, Recycled Picture Frame, in Mastic. 8 X 10 © 2012
20120814202303-mosaic_cafeaulait_as
Café Au Lait, 2012 Vitreous and Recycled Glass Tiles, Silver, Enamel and Pearl Costume Jewelry, Glass Marbles, Freshwater Pearls, Plastic Beads, Recycled Wood Frame, in Mastic. 5-1/4 X 7 © 2012
20120814202123-dreamtime_jbrundage
Dreamtime, 2012 Vitreous, Glitter and Cut Glass Tiles, Plastic, Glass and Semi-precious Stone Beads, Carved Horn/metal and Plastic Jewelry, Abalone Shell, on Wood, in Mastic 7-1/2 X 9-1/4 © 2012
20120310181710-greendream_lorez
Green Dream, 2011 Mosaic: Tempered Glass, Cellophane, Glitter, Epoxy © 2011
20120310181954-bluerock_lorez
Blue Rock, 2011 Tempered Glass, Cellophane, Paper, Ribbon, Glitter, Epoxy, Grout, on Rock © 2011
20120310182247-orangecrush_lorez
Orange Crush, 2011 Tempered Glass, Paint, Metallic Powder, Glitter, Epoxy, Grout © 2011
20120310184628-madmirror1
All About Me Mirror, 2012 Glass, Jewelry, Beads, in Mastic, on Wood © 2012
20120310184903-maracah2
Maracah's Apple Mirror, 2012 Glass, Jewelry, Chain Belt, Beads, Buttons, Mastic on Wood 10 X 10 © 2012
20120219183713-janeb_recyledmosaic
Red Revisited, 2012 Jewelry, Button, Beads, Crockery, Plastic Gems, Stained Glass © 2012
20120401205521-hotpink
Hotcha, March 2012 Plastic Earrings, Metal and Enamel Earring, Beads, Pearls, Glass Tiles, on Fiberboard, in Mastic. © 2012
20120407184013-brundage_believe
Believe, March 2012 Costume Jewelry, Tumbled Glass, Plastic Gems, Plastic and Semi-precious Stone Beads, Abalone, Freshwater Pearls, Glitter Glass, Vitrious Glass, Glass Marbles, on Fiberboard, in Mastic. This Mosaic Is on Exhibit at the Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland CA, 4-3/4” X 5-3/4” © 2012
20150516011021-persimmonmirror
Persimmon Enchanted Mirror, February 2012 Vitreous, Glitter, and Van Gogh Glass Tile, Tumbled Glass, Costume Jewelry, Plastic and Semi-precious Stone Beads, Abalone, Pearls, Plastic Buttons, on Wood, in Mastic. 10" X 10" © 2012
20120430042303-fairest1
Fairest of Them All Mirror, April 2012 Glass Tiles and Marbles, Costume Jewelry, Glitter Glass, Metal and Plastic Beads, Freshwater Pearls, Abalone Shell, Metal Buttons, Plastic Rhinestones, in Mastic, on Wood. 10x 10" © 2012
20120814204258-mosaic_shabby_chic2_as_jpg
Shabby Chic, April 2012 Vitreous Glass, Plastic Beads, Plastic Rhinestones, Ball Chain, Hematite Beads, Costume Jewelry, Abalone Shell, Mastic, in Recycled Wood Frame. 6 X 8" © 2012
20120430042953-dreammirrorfb
Madraia’s Dream Mirror, April 2012 Glass Tiles and Marbles, Glitter Glass, Plastic Rhinestones, Metal and Plastic Beads, Clay Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Magic Wand, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10" © 2012
20120430043221-dreamdetailfb
Madraia’s Dream Mirror: detail., April 2012 Glass Tiles and Marbles, Glitter Glass, Plastic Rhinestones, Metal and Plastic Beads, Clay Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Magic Wand, in Mastic, on Wood. 10 X 10 © 2012
20120814202834-mosaic_dream_as_jpg
Dream, 2012 Vitreous Glass, Glitter Glass, Glass Marbles, Abalone Shell, Costume Jewelry, Metal Button, Plastic Beads, Freshwater Pearls, Recycled Glass Tiles, Plastic Rhinestones, Recycled Wood Frame, in Mastic. 6-5/8 X 8-1/2 © 2012
20120310182628-justmytype_lorez
Just My Type, 2011 Jewelry, Typewriter Keys, Hot Type, Marbles, Plastic Gems, Grout © 2011
20130108184431-pendants1groupfb
Assorted Mosaic Jewelry, November 2012 Contain Any or All of the Following: Stained Glass, Dichroic Glass, Moroccan Nano Tiles, Millifiorie, Beads, Unsanded Grout in Pewter, Brass, Silver Plate, Copper.. © 2012
20131120213335-medicinebuddha_2
Medicine Buddha, July 2013 Vitreous, Glitter, and Iridized Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Metal and Plastic Charms, Plastic Rhinestones, Plastic Beads, Vintage Metal and Plastic Seed Beads, Millefiore, Paper, in Mastic, on Wood. Seed Beds 10 X 10 © 2013
20140417022001-golden_fb
We Are Stardust; We Are Golden, 2014 Vitreous, Iridescent, Glitter, and Assorted Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Moroccan and Paradise Ceramic Tiles, Millefiori, Dichroic, and Tumbled Glass, Vintage & Plastic Buttons, Plastic Gems, Gravel, Seed Beads, Paper, Gli 10 X 10" © 2014
20140825024231-hotstuff
Hot Stuff, 2014 Vitreous, Glitter, and Glass Tiles, Glass Gems, Plastic Buttons, Costume Jewelry, CD, in Mastic, on Wooden Tray. 16 X 10"
20140825024652-bethesunshine
Be the Sunshine, 2014 Iridescent, Glitter, and Recycled Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Plastic, Semi-precious Stone, and Seed Beads, Plastic Gems, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4" © 2014
20140825024702-staywildatheart
Stay Wild at Heart, 2014 Iridescent, Glitter, and Recycled Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Seed Beads, Paper, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4"
20140825024707-hope
Hope, 2014 Vitreous and Iridescent Glass Tiles, Dichroic Glass, Metal Chain, Abalone, Millefiore Glass, Plastic, Semi-precious Stone, and Seed Beads, Gravel and Tumbled Glass, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4" © 2014
20140825024719-techno_trash_blue
Techno Blues, 2014 Iridescent and Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, CD, Plastic, Glass, and Seed Beads, Glass Gems, in Mastic, on Wood. 8 X 10" © 2014
20140825030456-wishuponastar
Wish Upon a Star, 2014 Iridescent, Glitter, and Glass Tiles, Dichroic and Stained Glass, Costume Jewelry, Plastic and Seed Beads, Plastic Gems, Plastic Holiday Garland Stars, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4" © 2014
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Assorted Jewelry, 2014 Mosaic © 2014
20150131005337-meditate_cropped_3
Meditation Miniatures, December 2014 Left: Vitreous, Iridescent Glass Tiles, Broken China, Glass Gems, Plastic Beads. Right: Vitreous & Iridescent Glass Tiles, Stained Glass, Costume Jewelry, Plastic and Seed Beads. in Mastic, on Wood. 5 X 5 © 2014
20150131011226-plantastrangegarden_cropped
Plant a Strange Garden, January 2015 Vitreous, Iridescent and Glitter Glass Tiles, Milliefiori, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Gems, Paper, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust. in Mastic, on Wood. 5 X 7 © 2015
20150516002224-royalblue_evileye
Blue Moon Evil Eye, 2015 Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Glass and Plastic Gems, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002235-star_seeker
Star Seeker, 2015 Glitter Glass Tiles, Costume Jewelry, Glass and Plastic Gems, Plastic, Acrylic, Metal and Glass Beads, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4 X 1.5 Inches
20150516002243-rainbow_seeker_mini
Rainbow Seeker, 2015 Glitter Glass Tiles, Plastic Gems and Beads, Costume Jewelry, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002245-queen4aday
Queen for a Day, 2015 Glass Tiles, Glass and Plastic Gems, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Beads, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002259-teal_hamsa
Filigree Hamsa, 2015 Glass Tiles, Italian Millefiori Fused Glass, Costume Jewelry, Plastic Gems, Metal Charms, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002313-ritzy_mini
Ritzy, 2015 Glitter Glass Tiles, Vintage Costume Jewelry, Glass and Plastic Gems, Plastic Button, Plastic Beads, Vintage and Contemporary Metal, Glass and Plastic Seed Beads, Glitter Paint, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002333-wildwomanpurple1
Another Wild Woman: Fuchsia (Enchanted Mirror), 2015 Vitreous, Glitter and Iridized Glass Tiles, Stained Glass, Costume Jewelry, Plastic and Glass Gems, Plastic Beads, Seed Beads, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516002352-greenman_cropped_jb
Green Man, 2015 Glitter Glass, Glass and Ceramic Tiles, Seed Beads, Costume Jewelry, Metal Charms, Plastic Beads, Acrylic Leaves, Italian Millefiori Fused Glass, Glitter Paint, Glitter Dust, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2015
20150516011701-turquoisetemple1
Turquoise Temple Mirror, 2011 Glass Tiles, Glass and Plastic Gems, Glass Beads, Metal Chain, Vintage Brass Hardware, Italian Millefiori Fused Glass, Moroccan Ceramic Tiles, Smalti, Glitter Paint, in Mastic, on Wood. © 2011
20150827175234-tothesea_1
To the Sea, 2015 Materials: Glass Tile, Glass Gems, Glass Pebbles, Abalone, Pearls, Costume Jewelry, Beach Sand Mixed With Seed Beads, Plastic Beads, in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4 X 1.25 Inches © 2015
20150827175245-amazingmirror_1
Wake Up! Be Amazing!, 2015 Mosaic, Assemblage, Mixed Media 10 X 10 X 1 Inches © 2015
20150827175507-blackdayofdead_1
Day of the Dead: Dark Crystal Mystery, 2015 Glass Tiles, Glass, Plastic and Resin Gems, Costume Jewelry, Crash Glass, Rhinestones, Plastic Beads, Seed Beads, in Mastic, on Wood. 7 X 5 X 1.5 Inches © 2015
20150827175525-dayofdead_green_sold
Day of the Dead: Lime Green Pajaro, 2015 Materials: Glass Tile, Resin Flowers, Plastic Beads and Gems, Seed Beads, Plastic Miniature "fruit", in Mastic, on Wood. 4 X 4 X 1.25 Inches © 2015
20150827175644-wildgreenalt
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20160321001954-rock___rollneverdies_jb
Day of the Dead: Rock & Roll Never Dies, 2015 Glass Tile, Metal Charms, Costume Jewelry, Seed Beads, Resin Flowers, Guitar Picks, Plastic Gems, Dollhouse Miniature Bottles, in Mastic, on Wood. 7 X 5 X 1.5 Inches © 2015
20160321002933-brundage_poetryseasons_lores
Poetry of the Seasons, 2015 Glass Tiles, Plastic Buttons, Plastic & Acrylic Gems and Embellishments, Costume Jewelry, Seed Beads, Italian Fused Glass Millefiori, in Mastic, on Wood. 8 X 6 X 2 Inches © 2015
20160321003414-brundage
A Bee is an Exquisite Chemist, 2015 Glass Tiles, Plastic Gems, Metal Charms, Costume Jewelry, Glass Pebbles, Seed Beads, Paper, in Mastic, on Wood. 7 X 5 X 2 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth year
1949
Lives in
Ypsilanti, MI
Works in
Ypsilanti, MI
Schools
Institute of Mosaic Art
Tags
Mosaics, assemblage mixed-media
Statement

After 40 years of living in California, I have returned to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, to take part in the area's rich culture of art.

Artist Statement
I love the practicality of trying to make new things out of old, usually discarded objects. I was originally inspired in the 1970’s by the San Francisco area phantasmagorical mosaic/assemblage/found object artists such as Larry Fuente and Lois Anderson (aka Lotus Carnation), who covered cars, furniture, and ordinary objects with everything imaginable, such as bottle caps, plastic toys, shoe soles, coins, ceramics, beads, and costume jewelry.

For decades, I was employed as a graphic designer, whose task is to take facts and images and organize them into a succinct, limited, visual statement that sells an idea or product. Mosaic art enables me to take ordinary objects and transform them into something entirely new, limited only by my imagination.

I love digging through old discards to see if I can combine them, and reinvent them to make them somehow pretty again. My mosaics generally include the old, or broken, mixed with new materials. Each mosaic is generally driven by one initial “idea”, which could be a phrase or one featured object. Then I just dig through my piles of glass, tiles and objects and find things that go together. I consider each piece to be an organized fantasy.

Biography
Jane Brundage spent her childhood making art under the tutelage of her mother, a retired art teacher. In the 1960’s-70s, she did beadwork (jewelry and beaded clothing for a Palm Beach boutique, custom hat bands, a lampshade), and painted obsessively. She worked as a graphic designer, art editor, and art director. For over 20 years, she was a graphic artist, when it was a skilled artisan’s profession, before graphics became computerized. What she loved was the tactile and intense, meticulous interaction between paper, pen, ink, and the assorted materials and tools used to think through and organize multiple pieces to create a design.

Mosaic art provides a path back to the artisan design process. It is completely hands-on, and enables her to become immersed in a world focused on color, shape, feel, and detailed attention.

Jane loves to mix colors, old jewelry, phrases, and sometimes incongruous or unexpected objects, to add some assemblage fantasy to the mosaic. She has lived in Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, New York, India, and California, and traveled extensively in the USA (one year in a tent!), as well as Egypt, Thailand and Japan. The exotic and unique colors and textures of these locations (sky, earth, water, fabrics, architecture, jewelry) all influence her art.

She studied mosaic art with numerous instructors at the Institute of Mosaic Arts in Berkeley/Oakland, California: Ellen Blakeley, Josef Norris, Laurel True, Jeannie Houston Antes, Rachel Rodi, Tracey Brobeck, and Glynnis Kaye.

Her primary goal in life is to make more mosaics, more often.


Memberships & Affiliations
Alameda Women Artists, Alameda, CA. 2012--2014

Redux Studios and Gallery, Alameda, CA. 2011-2014.  Participant in monthly Open Studio events held for the 2nd Fridays Oakland-Alameda Estuary Art Walk.

First Fridays Ypsilanti (Michigan): Volunteer, Outreach, 2015-present

Art-Related Education
Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley/Oakland, CA. 2009-2013

Non-Profit Management Certificate. California State University, East Bay. 2011

Non-Profit Arts Administration Certificate. New York University. 2001

Graphic Designer, Art Director, Art & Photo Editor, Print Production and Advertising Manager, Print Buyer, at assorted businesses in San Francisco and New York City (including Benjamin Cummings, Addison Wesley, Prentice Hall, Wadsworth, Brooks/Cole, Editor & Publisher Magazine, Scholastic Books, McGraw-Hill, Janus Books, Alemany Press, Creative Arts & Black Lizard Books). 1976-2014.

Publishing Certificate Program and Book Design, University of California. 1978-1990

Exhibits
March 9th-May 4th 2012, Make Do!, (Recycled/Repurposed Artwork), K Gallery,
Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA

April 8-June 30, 2012, Freedom to Create, Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA



November 16, 2012-January 27, 2013, Pieceful Wonderland: 2nd Annual White,
Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA



July 21-September 15, 2013, Past, Present and Future, Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA

August 10-August 31, 2013, Alameda Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Alameda Museum, Alameda, CA

November 2-December 24, 2013, Alameda Women Artists Holiday Show & Sale, Artistic Home Studio and Boutique, Alameda, CA

November 30, 2013—January 8, 2014, Winter Wonderland: 3rd Annual White Exhibit,
Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA

April-May, 2014, Altered Paintings Exhibit, Redux Studios and Gallery, Alameda, CA



October 2-25, 2014, Great Lakes Small Works Exhibit, Riverside Arts Center Gallery,
Ypsilanti, MI



November 14, 2014-January 18, 2015, Winter Wonderland (4th Annual White) Exhibit,
Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA

September, 2015, Forage: A Collection of Honey Bee Inspired Art: The Festival of the Honey Bee, 22 North Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

November, 2015, Potato: Sides of Midwestern Life, 22 North Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI