Theresa Arico | Orange County Artists Guild
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Creating Beauty Inspired By Nature.

I’ve worked in many mediums to express my creative visions, including modern dance choreography, theater/stage set design, and multi-media mosaic murals. Mosaic, as a specific expression is how disparate materials, shapes and colors are synthesized into a singular expression that tells a complete story. Mosaic is my favorite form of creative expression because it allows me to use both new and recycled objects to create a new vision and purpose. Reassigning value in cast-off objects that normally contribute to the waste stream is important to me. Reinvention and second chances are important aspects of our human story as well. Orphan plates or trinkets sometimes inspire a work, or later may become just what was needed in a given piece. I draw my creative inspiration directly from nature and the beauty that is present in the natural world. I think of my pieces as altars, or meeting places that combine aspects of the seen and unseen realms together as a means of tribute and homage. I often incorporate small shelves within larger pieces, so people can place candles, bouquets of flowers or something inspirational upon them. In this way, the work is not stagnant but changing and enlivened. I also love using mirror or mirrored outlines in my work, as it gives viewers the opportunity to see a part of themselves reflected in the assembled mosaic.

I love to create beauty and to tell an archetypal story through my work. Creating or contributing to an environment that is nourishing and healing is my primary focus. It is my desire that my work infuse others with hope, inspiration and passion. I would be honored to create a custom mosaic or glass on glass image for your home, business, public park or city center.

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Creativity Compound
2001 Mangum Court
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
27517
(919) 402-6818

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