Since moving to Tucson in 1985, Andrea has casually explored several artistic genres such as drawing, painting, jewelry-making, and stained and fused glass art. However, when she moved to Wash., DC in 2010, she discovered her passion for mosaics when taking classes from renowned experts. While she learned a variety of techniques in her classes, she discovered that she most enjoyed creating mosaics from reclaimed and re-purposed materials, a.k.a. ‘bling.’ She returned to Tucson in 2016 with her husband to start Upcycle Tucson, a creative re-use arts center. The center has since closed but Andrea still follows her passion for creating upcycled mosaics, teaching classes, and promoting the sustainability aspect of her art (she is a certified Master Recycler).
Description of Medium
My mosaics are messages about consumerism and creativity: We (I) have too much stuff. Most stuff does not need to be thrown away; a lot can be recycled, re-used, or re-purposed. Thus, I create mosaic art with stuff. The unique colors and shapes of my stuff (what I call ‘bling’) inspire and delight me. My goal is to inspire and delight others with my mosaics while proposing that we can all be more with less. I also teach others to create upcycled mosaics, so join me in a class.
GlassMixed Media 2D & 3D
Artist Meet and Greet / Q&A, Art for Sale, Refreshments
Getting ThereMosaics by Andrea Edmundson
Address: 2748 West Begonia Place, Tucson, Arizona 85745, USA [ Map it! ]
Nearest Cross Streets: W Speedway and Greasewood
This studio is NOT wheelchair accessible.
This studio has accessible parking.
This studio is near a bike path.
This studio has secured bike parking.
Details: In the artist's garage.
This studio is near public transit.
Details: SunTran Route 5
While you're there:
There's more to see nearby! On North Oracle Road, right across from Tucson House, there is a pedestrian crossing that has two mosaics on it; one on each side of the center partition. Most people don't notice them because they are driving parallel to the art. Pull into Chicanos Por La Causa and take the cross walk in both directions.