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Maria-Elena Martoglio

Although not classified as a polyptych this is one of four mosaics under the title "The Four Basic Elements".
Working with a combination of stained glass and ceramic pieces, I was initially drawn to the fire element. Inspired by the four basic elements found in Chinese medicine; the fire element symbolizes movement. It is what fuels activity. Fire lives in hot tempered bodies and minds. It is crucial for a functioning system. It is also a destructive force, causing damage and destruction.
  • Fine Craft & Design
  • Ceramic, glass, mortar, grout, on wood
  • 2022
  • 36 x 36 x 2.4 cm
    14 3/16 x 14 3/16 x 0 15/16 inch

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