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Wall Pieces: Scroll down to see mosaics of Cosmos, Flowers, Landscapes, and other work.

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"Ocean Infinity: My God, It's Full of Stars!", 2016.
Materials: Layered stained glass, glass rounds, glass rods, millefiori.
Size: 33.5"x33.5"
Price:
upon request

Ocean can be infinite like the Universe. In this composition stars are reflecting in a turbulent water vortex. The title partially comes from A.C. Clarke's "2001 Space Odyssey" where David Bowman exclaims "My God, It's Full of Stars" before disappearing into a black slab's void.

 
       
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"Milky Way Galaxy", 2015.
Materials: Layered stained glass, glass rounds, glass rods, millefiori.
Size: 48"x31"
Price:
upon request

Our Milky Way Galaxy has water (featured in blues) and therefore it harbors life. Our galaxy has many stars, and therefore there might be many potential life spots.

 
       
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"Moon Deconstructed", 2016.
Materials: smalti, stained glass, marble, shells, dichroic glass, stone, beads, millefiori and more.
Private collection of artist.
 
       
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"Cities and Water: Eridanus", 2016.
Materials: Layered stained glass, smalti, stone, gold, glass rods, millefiori, dichroic glass, and monoprint collage.
Size: W 32” x H18”.
Price:
upon request

In this artwork two viewing perspectives are overlapped and reflected upon each other in one single frame, one being of the city lights visible from space, and another one of a starry sky visible from Earth with Eridanus (The River) constellation flowing through in a diagonal direction.

 
       
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Materials: stained glass on a panel
Size: 48" x 60"
Price:
Private collection, New York.
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Materials: smalti, stained glass, marble, shells, dichroic glass, stone, beads, millefiori and more.
Size: 16"x20"
Price: Private collection, Connecticut.
       
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"Forest Fire", 2013.
Materials: Layered stained glass, stone.
Size: 24"x32"
Price: sold

This is a visual impression of a forest fire that is 100% un-contained. Most of the forest is engulfed in spontaneous flames resulting in charred trees and rising smoke. Whether caused by the human negligence or the forces of nature, forest fires are dual in their character- they are treacherous and spectacular at the same time.

A spiral emphasizes this duality of a forest fire- everything inescapably funnels into its center, and at the same time there is a dramatic movement spiraling out of the picture plane. This artwork is part of “Forces of Nature” mosaic series.

 
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"Displaced Hurricane", 2013.
Materials: Layered stained glass, smalti, stone.
Size: 24"x30"
Price: upon request

A hurricane and irrigation circles don't mix. This is a futuristic vision of a hurricane taking over the desert area and bringing in too much of a good thing all at once- water.

Project Description: "Displaced Hurricane" is part of series of works that speak of water and its distribution in the world. At the time of global warming new weather patterns are emerging resulting in major shifts in the water supplies. While the ocean coasts are experiencing an onslaught of forceful hurricanes, the desert areas are running out of ground water. Irrigation circles sometimes are the only means for desert economies to feed their populations.

 
       
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"Forest Fire: A Walk in the Woods", 2013.
Materials: Layered stained glass, stone.
Size: 16"x20"
Price: $sold

 
       
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"Double Hurricane", 2013.
Materials: Layered stained glass, stone.
Size: 12"x16"
Price: upon request

This artwork shows two hurricane forces colliding. The idea for this mosaic came from "Atopia" book where two hurricane systems were threatening to crush a floating techno-island by the ocean coast.

"A Constellation Above Your Head", 2013.
Materials: stained glass, smalti.
Size: 17"x21"
Price: sold
   
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"Landfall", 2012.
Materials: Layered stained glass, smalti, stone.
Size: 32" x 32"
Price: sold

A hurricane is pictured making a landfall over the Eastern Coast of US. Although most of the scenery is obscured by the cloud cover, one can only imagine the level of destruction a hurricane can cause.

Project Description: "Landfall" is part of series of works that speak of water and its distribution in the world. At the time of global warming new weather patterns are emerging resulting in major shifts in the water supplies. Life as we know it can only exist in a presence of liquid water. Without water Earth would be just another dry lifeless world floating in space.

 

 

 

 

Flower Mosaics (can be commissioned as wall pieces or back-splashes, various sizes)

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"Birds of Pardise" stained glass mosaic. Size: 16x24"". Price: $1,900, framed. "Bird of Paradise" stained glass mosaic. Size: 13"x15.5". Price: $750, framed. "Purple Orchid" stained glass mosaic. Size: 13"x16". Price: Made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for completion.  
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"Orchids in the Moonlight" stained glass mosaic. Size: 16x24". Price: $1,900, framed "Georgia's Flower" stained glass mosaic, a tribute to Georgia O'Keffe. Size: 16x24". Price: $1,100, framed "Peony" stained glass mosaic. Size: 15"x16". Price: Made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for completion.  
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"Queens of Dawn" stained glass mosaic. Size: 15"x16". Price: upon request (Made to order, please allow 3 weeks for completion) "Queens of the Night" stained glass mosaic. Size: 16"x20". Price: upon request (Made to order, please allow 3 weeks for completion) "Queen of the Daytime" stained glass mosaic. Size: 14"x21". Price: upon request. (Made to order, please allow 3 weeks for completion)  
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"Unpainted Queen" stained glass mosaic. Size: 15"x16". Price: made to order. "Queen of the Morning Mist" stained glass mosaic. Size: 15"x16". Price: $1,300 "Red Poppy"
Media: stained glass, wood frame.
Size: 16"x24"
Price: upon request (Made to order, please allow 3 weeks for completion)
 
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"White Peony"
Media: stained glass
Size: 17"x17"
"Purple Iris "
Use: indoors
Media: stained glass
Size: 15"x18"
Price:
upon request (Made to order, please allow 3 weeks for completion)
   

"Starscapes" Click here to perview the show on-line. Note: new web browser window will open. To return to Mosaic Sphere website simply close a new window.

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"Jupiter: Great Red Spot", 2010.
Materials: Layered stained glass.
Size: 36" x 56"
Price: NFS, property of the artist.

Jupiter has always fascinated me as unrealized star- a planetary body that is too small for a nuclear fusion action. It is a giant planet that we can never land on. And it is in charge of one of the greatest hurricanes that we can observe- the Great Red Spot.
Because of a layered layout, this mosaic required some research on structure of the GRS. I had to contact a NASA scientist who was very generous and sent me a couple of papers that she has written on cloud deck observations of Great Red Spot.

 

Project Description: Starscapes series is about the stars, their personalities and their interaction with the surroundings. It is about transformation and relative comparison of the outer and inner worlds of humans and stars. Like people, stars show their character, their warmth, their long-lasting influence on their surroundings. In the otherwise dark Universe, they are the sources of light. Some burn bright and short, some burn for billions of years. Some are variable, and some are constant. By exploring their intricate personalities we better understand the people that surround us. We are composed of atoms formed by second and third generation stars. In the infinity of space, one human being contains the chemical data for most of the stars that we observe.

Process: Layered stained glass technique was used to create the "Starscapes" mosaics. First, a layer of stained glass was glued onto a plywood substrate. The first layer was grouted as a conventional mosaic. Many layers of glass were applied on top of the first layer to produce the visual effects of overlap, transparency, and dimension. Layered mosaics offer a better medium for exploring infinities since they are not limited to a finite plane. With a traditional mosaic, when you place your last tessera, you are finished with the mosaic. In a layered mosaic there is technically no limit on how many tesserae can be placed one on top of another.

 

 

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"When the Stars Line Up for You", 2009.
Materials: Orzoni smalti, gold, stained glass, glass rods, and coal.
Size: 24"x42"
Price: sold

This project is a juxtaposition of the confined mosaic surface with limitless space.

There are billions of stars in the Universe and close to an infinite number of views and star alignments are possible. With such an infinity of views one can choose any alignment one wishes and attach particular meaning to that view.

The layered tesserae technique creates multiple flows and directions that express constant flow of events, and unstoppable progress of matter.

 

 

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"Materialize: 2(xyzt)", 2009. Materials: stained glass mosaic.
Size: 16"x40".
Price:upon request

Two parallel events can't exist at the same space and at the same time, but what if? This mosaic represents a scene of two parallel universes becoming aware of each other. Will they cancel each other out of their existence or is it possible for them to be integrated and still be independent?

 
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"Powered by Moebius Drive", 2009. Materials: stained glass mosaic.
Size: 36"x56".
Price: upon request

One of the difficulties in today's space travel is the lack of efficient fuel. In this futuristic vision, the spaceship is powered by a Moebius drive, an eternal engine that can push the ship forward indefinitely. The spaceship is designed to search for radio signals from other civilizations.

 

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"Sirius A and B Star System", 2009. Materials: layered stained glass tiles. Size: 42"x42".
Artist's collection

One of the closest star systems to the Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. This Blue Giant has a White Dwarf companion that is gravitationally bound to it.

 

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"Visitor", 2008.
Material: layered stained glass.
Size: 24"x42".

Price: upon request

Traveling stars- the ones that travel against the galactic waves are few. When they enter other star systems, they are capable of causing great gravitational disturbances.

 
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"Black Hole Sun", 2008.
Material: Layered stained glass, smalti.
Size: 24"x24".
NFS, artist's collection

Where time is still and light is none,
Where our dreams have over-flown.
They have returned with stunning views
And the event horizon news.

-Yulia Hanansen

 
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"Solar Flare"
Material: stained glass.
Size: 30"x42". sold.
This mosaic was created using several of the SOHO satellite images. The apparent size of Earth is shown on the right- a pale blue dot. Media: stained glass
Sold: Private collection.
Image composite by Yulia Hanansen, base images courtesy of NASA's SOHO satellite.

 

 

Representational

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"Cello"
Medium: stained glass
Size: 9"x14"
Price: sold
"Violin"
Medium: stained glass
Size: 9"x14"
Price: sold
   
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"Flora Picking Flowers"
Use: shower backsplash
Media: smalti
Size: 3'x4'
Price: sold
"Rebirth of Celebration"
Use: indoors
Media: stained glass, smalti,beads,millefiori, gold.
Size: 18"x30", plus frame.
Price: sold
"Seed Harvest "
Use: indoors
Media: stained glass, oak frame
Size: 24"x24", tile size: 1/4", 1/8" and smaller
Price: sold
 

 

Landscapes

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"Water"
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Media: stained glass
Size: 24"x16"
Price:
upon request (glass frame)
"Sunset Above Lake Michigan"
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Media: stained glass, smalti
Size: 24"x48"
Price: sold
"Oak Tree"
Media: stained glass on cement board.
Size: 3'x4'
Price: sold, ask for similar project
"Clearwater Lakes: Melting Snow "
Media: stained glass
Size: 24"x16" "
Private Collection
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"Lake Kara-Kool: Northwestern Cloud Front"
Media: stained glass
Size: 24"x24"
Price:
upon request (wood frame)

"Tunguska: Meteorite Explosion Site, Regeneration"
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Media: stained glass
Size: 24"x24"
Price:NFS
"Crater Lakes Magnetism"
Media: stained glass, agate
Size: 16"x16"
Price:
upon request (wood frame)
"Magnetic Forces of Quadruple Impact Site"
Media: stained glass, agate
Size: 16"x16"
Price:
upon request (wood frame)

Special Mosaics Created for Special People:

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"Butterfly of Fire and Water", 2008.Created for Angele Hanansen (with help of Minea Stayman, 3.5 y.o.) Materials: ceramic, smalti, real beach glass, millefiori, terra cotta beads, ammonite, drift wood, agate, dichroic glass, shells, chunk of building.  
"Butterfly of Fire and Water", detail. "Butterfly of Fire and Water", detail. "Texture of Evolution", 2008. Created for Minea Stayman. Materials: smalti, 24 K gold, coal, glass, millefiori.
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Texture of Evolution", detail. "Texture of Evolution", detail. "Eternity and the City", 2007. Created for everybody who values the past and thinks about an infinite future. Materials: marble, smalti, ammonite from Madagascar, crysacolla from Peru, ancient shards from Israel, stained glass, millefiori, terra cotta beads. "Eternity and the City", detail.
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"Twister of Our Busy Lives", 2008. Created for J.W. Stayman, III. Materials: labradorite, ammonites, millefiori, stained glass, marble, copper, fossils, wood. "Twister of Our Busy Lives", detail. "Twister of Our Busy Lives", detail.  
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"Golden Sheep of the Family", 2008. Created for a black sheep of the family. Materials: glass, jasper, terra cotta, millefiori, wood, ammonite, stone, copper. "Golden Sheep of the Family", detail. "Golden Sheep of the Family", detail.  

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