Healing Mosaics by Shelley Beaumont

Healing Mosaics by Shelley Beaumont

About The Artist

Shelley Beaumont • Burnsville, MN

I am a glass mosaic artist and my passion is to create art that explores and plays with light, reflection, and patterns. I study various metaphysical sciences to deepen my understanding of how energy, color, and healing can be imbued into my work. I love working with gemstones and natural minerals for their luster, beauty, dimension, and for their energetic properties. I find art glass, with its inherent complex patterns, depth, and reflective qualities mysteriously beautiful and intriguing.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I particularly enjoy making decorative mirror frames as they provide the opportunity to explore reflection of one’s surface self and the deeper more interesting inner self. I begin with a rough sketch or idea and then let my intuition guide me to the colors and materials to use. I become a conduit for an energy that wants to be expressed and allow the final design and pattern to emerge organically.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

My childhood was spent in Colorado where I was immersed in an enchanting world playing with rocks and in streams, searching out and admiring flowers, and gazing in wonder and awe at the nearby mountains and at the far away stars. This early endearment of the outdoors and the cosmos led to an interest in geology, astrology, and sacred geometry. Looking back to those early days of endless curiosity, I know now that I was drawn to the playfulness of light and the grounding of symmetry. The memories of light reflecting off water and snow, sparkling hints of mica on pink and black granite boulders, spotting shooting stars in the vast dark sky, and studying the black geometric pattern inside of giant orange poppies swirl around as inspiration for my art. Glass, mirror, and gemstones allow me to access those vivid memories and create art that honors them.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I use mirror not only as a function, but I hide it in many of my decorative pieces to increase the luminosity and reflection of the opaque glass and gemstones.