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Thanks to Friend of MAN Jacki Gran, we have a few photos of mosaics being shown at Art Miami during Art Basel 2012.
A little Googling produced the image below. Uribe’s work can be found in the NOW Contemporary Art Booth at Art Miami. Turtles composed of bullet shells and helmets. Talk about your first line of defense . . .
Uribe also has a very large body of work using pencils. There is plenty more where these came from on his website.
New to us (but definitely someone we want to know better) is Duke Riley. Riley describes himself as Artist-Patriot and often uses traditional Americana imagery to comment on our nation’s social inequities. Lots more to see on his website as well.
Spero meliora translates from Latin to “I aspire to better things” or “I hope for better things.”
Our thanks again to Jacki Gran, artist and great supporter of the contemporary mosaic art community, for sharing these photos with us. Oh, to be in Miami . . .
Enjoy – Nancie