I found this set of Emblems in a corner of my studio during a clean-up last week. I made these pieces in 2006 and 2007 as color studies, cropping compositions from a larger piece, Trace. These pieces were very time-intensive. Tiny cuts from 1"x1" glass tile gradually created the lines and forms I envisioned. Initially, tiny elements from ceramics and hardware were incorporated into the tessellated patterns. At some point, I opted to create a self-contained element in the grout so the tessellation was not interrupted. These pieces represent an important step in my journey: thinking about color, form and accessible wall art all moved forward with this series. They were well-received at Around the Coyote years ago and they were warmly received as a recent post on Facebook. There is something compelling about the exuberance of these bright colors and simple forms.