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LATICRETE Presents: Jo Braun

On 15, Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | In Uncategorized | By Nancie

Jo Braun "Mosaic Without Any Tesserae" 2010 56 x 39 in. Remnant thin set and cement pigment on hand-formed cement panel.

In 2011, LATICRETE sponsored the Exhibition in Print, our international competition juried by art dealer Bernice Steinbaum, mosaic artist/teacher/author Emma Biggs and painter/art commentator Matthew Collings.  Jo Braun (USA) was chosen by Biggs and Collings as their Best in Show Artist.  She also had the distinction of being chosen by Ms. Steinbaum, as well.  Click on the magazine below to view the in-depth six page article showcasing Braun’s award winning work and find out what the jurors had to say about her.

“From this synthesis of ancient rules and contemporary trash has emerged a visual treatise on pattern, beauty, value and the latent intelligence found in every molecule in the universe.”  Jo Braun

We are grateful to LATICRETE for their continued support of contemporary mosaicists and Mosaic Art NOW. Artists like Julie Richey, Dianne Sonnenberg and Gary Drostle trust their major projects to LATICRETE products. Wondering which of their grouts or adhesives would work best in your next work of art? Well, there’s an app for that!  To get it, click here.

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  1. Jo Braun

    Thank you, George. Mosaic grammar in itself is captivating, puzzling, illuminating, and beautiful. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing with 3D Sanskrit.

  2. George Fishman

    Jo Braun is reliably unpredictable (better than the other way round!) in setting unconventional challenges for her invention and fabrication processes. Often these exclude the traditional elements (beautiful glass and stone materials – even ANY visible mosaic materials) associated with the definition of work made in the medium of mosaic. Yet she will invoke rigorous conformity to the traditional grammar of mosaics in pursuing her muse. The results are captivating, puzzling, illuminating – with their own kind of beauty. Thanks to Nancie and to Laticrete for projecting her advanced creative process – and its results – to ever wider audiences.

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