Chase Peacock mosaic
“Mosaic has a timeless quality, an ancient history; it begs to be touched; it has the unmistakable mark of handwork. I was originally drawn by its tactile quality, the fantastic colors and textures, the way mosaic can be very modern or quite old and lasts without losing its vibrancy for a very long time.”
Beauty is not optional. This is a primary principle that drives me in my work. It changes the quality of our lives to surround ourselves with art. One of my favorite authors shares this idea learned from travels in Italy. I feel the same way, and so, I create mosaics.
Mazama Mosaic is named after the volcano that erupted leaving the crater that became Crater Lake in Southern Oregon. The wild natural world of the wilderness is my greatest inspiration. I live and work in Oregon among an amazing diversity of wildflowers, butterflies, birds and fantastic hiking and skiing. Spending time there balances and excites me for my work in the studio.
Chase Celtic Mandala Mosaic
Chase Magic Carpet
I am “inspired and excited by “green” building and mosaic fits perfectly with the principles of non-toxicity, low maintenance, and beauty with functionality when it is used in installations in buildings and gardens.”
My creative history shows that I have always used small bits and combined them into larger works. I have been a weaver, a quilter, a beadwork artist, a collage maker and a gardener. I adore being in the studio, a candy store of tiles of all colors on the shelves, and the promise of a beautiful new mosaic unfolding.