Cappi Phillips has been a mixed media mosaic artist for over 20 years.
Although her studio is named “Moe’s Ache” (say it quickly), there is no actual person named Moe involved with the mosaic sculpture and installations created here.
She felt it necessary to christen the studio with a name that evokes the same humor that encompasses her work.
Cappi often starts by reclaiming everyday objects, many destined for the landfill, reinventing them using both traditional and innovative mosaic techniques.
“The idea of recycling objects into art is not necessarily a unique concept; however, the idea that more and more people on our planet are embracing its creation is uniquely positive,” Cappi says.
“Art created using recycled and reused materials goes beyond just feeding the soul and enriching the mind,” she adds. “It also becomes a vehicle for positive social change.”
As the focus on our planet becomes more centered in renewable resources, Cappi challenges herself to reuse and re-invent materials in an attempt to show others what can be done with society’s orphans.
Mosaic lends itself naturally to this challenge and she is happiest creating artwork that not only evokes a smile but reminds us of our role as resourceful stewards of our planet.
“If our trash is going to come back and haunt us, it should be in a form we can enjoy!” Cappi says.
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