A new commission is giving me the chance to re-visit some favorite concepts and visual referents. Glide is a graphic abstraction of skating inspired lines. These curving, interconnected lines encode velocity and distance, technology-meets-mineral-world. In Glide, there is a new level of precision in creating coherent negative space. Moving away from more traditional piece-by-piece mosaic composition, forms here are cut to work in multiple directions for a bolder, simplified visual impact. Cut in a crisp palette of whites and grays, two pieces in 16" and 20" rounds will offer a visual contrast to the strong rectilinear elements of the client's kitchen.