Artist Statement

Pamela Stratton ….. Mosaic Artist

Pam Stratton

Pam Stratton

Pam has been working as a healer on Cape Ann for over 20 years using acupuncture and herbal medicine.  Her personal life experience along with working in the medical field exposes her to the ephemeral nature of life and the importance of maintaining balance.

“Creating a mosaic is a deeply focusing activity like a meditation. I enjoy the solid permanence of the materials, their weight, their texture and their history.  I often work with stone and glass together as it reflects my surroundings — the granite coast and ever changing sea.”

Pam selects themes from the simple surprises in nature’s beauty. The way sun light spotlights a shape, the texture of the forest floor, or the amazing patterns left in the sand from the outgoing tide.

Pam is mostly self taught–weekends at Mass Art; Workshops with Lynn Moore, Mateo Randi, Ilana Shafir; and continuous experimentation.  Pam recently studied at prestigious Mosaico Studios in Ravenna and Spilimbergo Italy.  She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and The Cape Ann Artisans. Her work has been shown at exhibits in the Somerville Museum,  the Chicago Mosaic School and as part of the International Society of Mosaic Artists Exhibit at the Museum of Man in San Diego, CA.  Her work has been published in the international magazine, Mosaic Art Now.