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Jane Crescent Brundage

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20120219183713-janeb_recyledmosaic
Red Revisited, 2012 Jewelry, Button, Beads, Crockery, Plastic Gems, Stained Glass © 2012
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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
20120310182628-justmytype_lorez
Just My Type, 2011 Jewelry, Typewriter Keys, Hot Type, Marbles, Plastic Gems, 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
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
20120401205521-hotpink
Hotcha, March 2012 Plastic Earrings, Metal And Enamel Earring, Beads, Pearls, Glass Tiles, On Fiberboard, In Mastic. © 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
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
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
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
20121222222835-fairest_of_them_all
Fairest of Them All Mirror, 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. 10 X 10 © 2012
20121222222738-madraia_s_dream_mirror
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
20121222223854-shabby_chic_2
Shabby Chic, 2012 Vitreous Glass, Plastic Beads, Plastic Rhinestones, Ball Chain, Costume Jewelry, Hematite Beads, Abalone Shell, Mastic, In Recycled Wood Frame. 6 X 8 © 2012
20121222224058-shabby_chic_creamy_glam
Shabby Chic: Creamy Glam, 2012 Costume Jewelry, Plastic Rhinestones, Ceramic And Glass Tiles, Plastic Beads, On Wood, In Mastic. 6 X 8 © 2012
20121222225511-mosaic_pendants_dec2012
Assorted Mosaic Pendants, December 2012 Can Contain Any Or All Of The Following: Stained Glass, Moroccan Nano Tiles, Beads, Precious Stone, Van Gogh Glass, Dichroic Glass, Ceramic Tile, Millefiori Glass. All With Unsanded Grout, In Pewter, Brass, Copper Or Silverplate Bases. © 2012
20121222230137-1_kind_word
One Kind Word, December 2012 Stained Glass, Vitreous, Iridescent, Crystal, And Recycled Glass Tiles, Paper, Millefiori, Costume Jewelry, Buttons, Plastic Gems And Toy, Stone, Seed Beads, Metal Charms, Acrylic And Glitter Paint, Dust Glitter, In Mastic, On Wood. 12 3/8 X 16 3/8 © 2012
20121222230356-1_kind_word_detail1
One Kind Word, detail, December 2012 Stained Glass, Vitreous, Iridescent, Crystal, And Recycled Glass Tiles, Paper, Millefiori, Costume Jewelry, Buttons, Plastic Gems And Toy, Stone, Seed Beads, Metal Charms, Acrylic And Glitter Paint, Dust Glitter, In Mastic, On Wood. 12 3/8 X 16 3/8 © 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
20150827175245-amazingmirror_1
Wake Up! Be Amazing!, 2015 Mosaic, Assemblage, Mixed Media 10 X 10 X 1 Inches © 2015
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
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
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
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
Michigan
Works in
Michigan
Schools
Institute of Mosaic Arts ( Berkeley, CA )
Tags
assemblage, mosaic, mixed-media
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 phantasmagorical mosaic /assemblage /found object artists such as Larry Fuente and Lois Anderson (aka Lotus Carnation), who were featured in the now-defunct Unknown Museum in Mill Valley, California. They covered cars and ordinary objects with everything imaginable, such as bottle caps, plastic toys, shoe soles, coins, 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. Mosaicing 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 of Jane Crescent Brundage

Jane Brundage spent her childhood making art under the tuteledge of her mother, a retired art teacher. In the 1960’s-70s, she did beadwork (jewelry, beaded clothing for a boutique, custom hat bands, a lampshade), and painted obsessively. She worked as a 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.

Mosaicing 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 mosaicing 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
Alameda Women Artists

 

Exhibits



March 9th-May 4th 2012, Make Do!, 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 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

 

A more complete gallery of Jane's artwork can be seen in the "ArtSlant, Jane Brundage" site.