Theresa Arico loves to create art in the form of mosaics. Weaving together different materials such as stained glass, tiles, crockery and trinkets of their myriad shapes and colors into a singular expression which tells a complete story is her natural talent! Theresa focuses on using both new and recycled objects to create a unique new vision and purpose. Reassigning value in cast-off objects that normally contribute to the waste stream in our culture is a significant theme within her work. Theresa states that, “reinvention and second chances are important aspects of our human story as well”.
Theresa Arico draws creative inspiration directly from nature and the beauty that is present in the natural world. She often views her work as altars, or portals that combine aspects of the seen and unseen realms together as a means of tribute and homage. Theresa says, “I often incorporate small shelves within larger pieces, so people can place candles, bouquets of flowers or something inspirational upon them. 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. In this way, the work is not stagnant but ever changing and enlivened”.
Theresa Arico states that, “my purpose in making art is to create beauty that is resourced through a higher or mystical perspective”. She aims to create public art that brings the community together in the creation of the work to ensure it depicts a sense of unity and our shared humanity.