ARTIST: Anne Huddleston
Gustav was inspired by the colorful, patterned motifs of Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. The gold leaf mosaic, shimmering around the owl's luminous eyes and feet, is a nod to Klimt's "Golden Phase". He clings to a mound of foil-backed green tile "grass" peppered with Czechoslovakian copper-kissed pressed flowers and Italian millefiori glass flowers reminiscent of those in his 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. His stomach is an iridescent cross pattern of diamonds interspersed with shimmering glass beads. Fanning his wings and back are ceramic glazed clay petals from Morocco. Crystal-cut beads add interest and mimic the style of mixing shape and pattern for which Klimt is known.
DIMENSIONS: 4"W X 7"D X 12"H
3209 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
Anne currently works as a mixed media artist using various tiles, beads and semi-precious gemstones to make one-of-a-kind mosaic jewelry, gorgeous mosaic plexiglass flower and bird yard art and a variety of 3-dimensional animals. She has a long career in graphic and product design in the gift industry and as an illustrator for the children's market and greeting cards, winning several local poster competitions including one for her 2016 Summerfair poster. She also lived in China while working as an art director for 32 Chinese artists for China's largest gift manufacturer. Anne's work can be purchased at local craft shows, on her website, or as private commissions for mosaic life-size animals.