I recently had the pleasure of going by Kim Emerson’s house to see her home, her studio and the newly formed San Diego Mosaic School.
For anyone who might not know who Kim is, you may have seen some of her work around town! Some of her commissions in San Diego include work at Rady Children’s Hospital, the City of Carlsbad and the San Diego Port Commission to name a few.
The gardens are lovely but it was a real treat to go on tour of their residence to see some of Kim’s work up close and personal. On the wall above, you can see a few of Kim’s mosaics including a couple of tributes to Mark Rothko….one of our favorite artists too. But the mosaic below was my favorite mosaic of the day….love Kim’s use of vibrant color and texture to create this beautiful abstract piece.
My husband, David, accompanied me and enjoyed visiting with Dennis who has a background in photography…. so obviously has a good design eye!
and two huge, covered tables with what looked like the best stash ever of broken dishes, tiles, pottery and I don’t know what else…but would sure like to have had the time to have found out! A veritable treasure trove of goodies that students have access to!!!
We had a great morning with Kim and Dennis and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for their new endeavor and for the mosaic community in San Diego as a whole. We are very fortunate indeed. Upon leaving their home, we couldn’t help but smile at this final touch near the curb when we were getting in our car.