CORRUGATEDmosaic

Turning corrugated boxes inside out and upside down.

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CORRUGATEDmosaic

Turning corrugated boxes inside out and upside down.

36 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Corrugated Mosaics is an unusual collection of one of a kind creations that transform recycled materials and found objects into Fine Art/Fine Craft for you and your home, plus wonderful gifts to enchant family and close friends.

Using a utility knife, straight edge, tweezers and white craft glue, I construct the frame or foundation for each piece from recycled corrugated cartons.
The primary surface embellishments are created in a style I call Corrugated Mosaic, which relies primarily on the subtle color of the paper itself, plus the texture and shadows created by the corrugations.
To expose the corrugations to best effect, I peel away the surface layer of paper. The peeled corrugated is then cut into pieces which I use as tiles for the mosaic pattern.
I also cut thin cross sections through the corrugations, which I use to separate the corrugated pieces.
In the final stage, I spray each piece with clear varnish to protect against moisture.

Announcement

Corrugated Mosaics is an unusual collection of one of a kind creations that transform recycled materials and found objects into Fine Art/Fine Craft for you and your home, plus wonderful gifts to enchant family and close friends.

Using a utility knife, straight edge, tweezers and white craft glue, I construct the frame or foundation for each piece from recycled corrugated cartons.
The primary surface embellishments are created in a style I call Corrugated Mosaic, which relies primarily on the subtle color of the paper itself, plus the texture and shadows created by the corrugations.
To expose the corrugations to best effect, I peel away the surface layer of paper. The peeled corrugated is then cut into pieces which I use as tiles for the mosaic pattern.
I also cut thin cross sections through the corrugations, which I use to separate the corrugated pieces.
In the final stage, I spray each piece with clear varnish to protect against moisture.

Luci Lytle

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Luci Lytle

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Amy Brown

Amy Brown on Jul 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

One of the most interesting pieces of art I have ever purchased! Item was delivered promptly and looks even better in person. All of my questions were courteously and promptly answered. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to purchase this unique piece from such a creative artist!

Anonymous on Jun 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Truly spectacular!

Anonymous on Aug 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

very nice! Exactly what I was looking for. Love the recycled aspect too. Thanks!

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About

Waste is a terrible thing to waste; so I make art.

For over a decade I pursued corrugated mosaics; experimenting with designs of squares, rectangles and triangles. The peeled corrugated pieces continued to get smaller, patterns and designs got more intricate and I incorporated circles into my designs. But I was bored; all my mosaics seemed to look the same!

At this point I received an invitation to take part in the contemporary mosaics exhibition – Cutting Edges, which was part of the 2009 Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego, near Portland OR. I was happy to be invited and sent two corrugated mosaic pieces. There were to be all sorts of mosaic oriented events over the weekend, plus many mosaic artists I’d met at SAMA conferences would be speaking at the opening mosaic forum. We decided to drive down to Portland to see the show, meet new and old SAMA friends from all over North America and explore Portland.

We had so much fun at the exhibition I never made it to Portland! This was just what I needed to reawaken my creativity and stimulate new excitement in my art. I had no idea that this was to be the largest mosaic exhibition ever organized in North America, with some mosaics from international artists. One of the events was a weekend mosaic marathon where many mosaic artists helped create a 3′ x 3′ mosaic to be gifted to the Lakewood Arts Center. This demonstration project involved stained glass, ceramic tile, marble, stones, smalti and recycled materials like broken dishes. I got some hands on tutoring from experts in cutting glass, chopping marble and using thin set adhesive. I was hooked! On our way home to Canada, we stopped in Portland so I could find a book on traditional mosaics at Powell’s Bookstore.

I started looking for recycled glass, tile, slate and marble, while I assembled the proper tools to work with these traditional mosaic materials.

I was never interested in the ancient mosaics of the Romans and Greeks, but am fascinated by the contemporary mosaics, particularly the abstracts, of the 21st century.

I created my first stone mosaic in early 2010 using marble, travertine and granite. In the summer of 2010 I took a stacked glass mosaic class with Kelly Knickerbocker and continued to experiment and learn to work with these "new" materials while I continued with my corrugated mosaics.

This year I'm incorporating stained glass and electronic circuit board components into my corrugated mosaics.

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  • Luci

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Of The Roving Outreach Recycling Department

    I enjoy scavenging; reaching into bins and dumpsters to resurrect debris into art. I also find more than I can use so my other shop, FOUNDonCURB, is a great resource for recycled art materials and vintage treasures.

  • Luci

    Maker, All Of The Above

    I do not create my mosaics to last forever. I subscribe to the philosophy of wabi sabi, which treasures transience and imperfection. I choose to work with recycled materials which are discarded by others as worthless.

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Last updated on March 15, 2015
Welcome to CORRUGATEDmosaic
Using a utility knife, straight edge, tweezers and white craft glue, I construct the frame or foundation for each piece from recycled corrugated cartons.
The primary surface embellishments are created in a style I call Corrugated Mosaic, which relies primarily on the subtle color of the paper itself, plus the texture and shadows created by the corrugations.
To expose the corrugations to best effect, I peel away the surface layer of paper. The peeled corrugated is then cut into pieces which I use as tiles for the mosaic pattern.
I also cut thin cross sections through the corrugations, which I use to separate the corrugated pieces.
In the final stage, I spray each piece with clear, acrylic varnish to protect against moisture.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I use PayPal and would be happy to invoice you for your specific order for accurate shipping charges and to verify that I can get it out immediately if you need something in a hurry.
Shipping
CORRUGATEDmosaic is committed to using 100% recycled and found packing materials.

As I will be shipping a variety of different items, I will ship via the most cost effective method. That may be parcel post, first class or Priority flat rate box. Or UPS
If you would like tracking or insurance, please convo me and I'll invoice you via PayPal.

I go out of town for brief excursions often and do not live near a post office so I tend to go to the PO once a week, or so. Please convo me to arrange expedited shipping. I will invoice you via PayPal to include this in your shipping charges.

If I've overestimated shipping costs, I will refund excess shipping charges, over $2, when I know the actual shipping charges.

I'd be happy to ship beyond North America so convo me for specific rates.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase. As an online customer myself, I am whole-heartedly committed to making sure you have a positive experience with CORRUGATEDmosaic.

Refunds and exchanges will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but as above, please contact me if you have any concerns and I will definitely work with you to resolve them.

Usually, on returns, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and the item(s) need to arrive undamaged prior to a refund. If the buyer receives item(s) that are damaged in shipping, please contact me right away and we will arrange replacement or refund, depending on the circumstances.
Additional policies and FAQs
I really enjoy working with individuals to create something special and personal; for you, for a special occasion, or as a one of a kind gift.