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mosaic art by Yulia Hanansen, genesis, abstract art
This work is part of my Evolution series that takes the viewer from the fist moments of Big Bang to formation of stars and planets, to establishment of human society, to invention of a cat and theories of multiple dimension and multiverse. This piece depicts the First Light that came to be before the formation of first stars, between 240,000 and 300,000 after the Big Bang. It was at this particular moment when the Universe became "transparent" and all the composing elements became visible.

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mosaic art by Yulia Hanansen
"Ocean Infinity: My God, It's Full of Stars!" Materials: Layered stained glass, glass rounds, glass rods, millefiori. Size: 33.5"x33.5" plus frame Ocean can be infinite like the Universe. In this composition stars are reflecting in a turbulent water vortex. The title partially comes from A.C. Clarke's "2001 Space Odyssey" where David Bowman exclaims "My God, It's Full of Stars" before disappearing into a black slab's void.

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mosaics by Yulia Hanansen
"Displaced Hurricane" Materials: Layered stained glass, smalti, stone. Size: 24"x30" A hurricane and irrigation circles don't mix. This is a futuristic vision of a hurricane taking over the desert area and bringing in too much of a good thing all at once- water. Project Description: "Displaced Hurricane" is part of series of works that speak of water and its distribution in the world. At the time of global warming new weather patterns are emerging resulting in major shifts in the water supplies.

Aquifers

Yulia Hanansen
”Aquifers” Imagine growing crops in Space in the future! Imagine storing water elsewhere in the Solar System! Original print: monoprint, chine-colle, graphite pencil. 14”x20”. 2015 All the components comprising this print have been individually cut and adhered by hand.

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About Yulia

Baltimore City

Yulia Hanansen is a second generation artist. She was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to the United States in 1991. She has studied and worked in New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan before moving to Baltimore in 2009. Yulia's artwork is in fine art mosaics and printmaking media. She has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at Mosaic Arts International and Best in Print award. Her Mosaic Sphere Studio company has been producing mosaics for private and public clients  for interior and... more

Underwater Library

"Underwater Library", mosaic mural, y. 2018

Size: 8'4"x16', or 2.54m x 4.88m

Designed and created by Yulia Hanansen for Elkridge Public Library, Howard County Library System.

A diver is exploring an underwater world and in a process discovers a treasure chest full of books and maps. This playful, unique design was made for a part of library facing kids and teenage reader section, it is a part of an underwater theme featured throughout the building.

Mosaic was constructed at the studio and transported in 66 separate sections to the site. It was further assembled on site and installed by a team of experts.

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    mosaic mural by Yulia Hanansen
    "Underwater Library", mosaic mural, y. 2018 Size: 8'4"x16', or 2.54m x 4.88m Designed and created by Yulia Hanansen for Elkridge Public Library, Howard County Library System. A diver is exploring an underwater world and in a process discovers a treasure chest full of books and maps. This playful, unique design was made for a part of library facing kids and teenage reader section, it is a part of an underwater theme featured throughout the building. Mosaic was constructed at the studio and transported in 66 separate sections to the site.
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    mosaic mural by Yulia Hanansen
    "Underwater Library", mosaic mural, y. 2018 Detail of the center Size: 8'4"x16', or 2.54m x 4.88m Designed and created by Yulia Hanansen for Elkridge Public Library, Howard County Library System.
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    mosaic mural by Yulia Hanansen, #mosaics
    "Underwater Library", mosaic mural, y. 2018 Size: 8'4"x16', or 2.54m x 4.88m Designed and created by Yulia Hanansen for Elkridge Public Library, Howard County Library System.
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    mosaic mural by Yulia Hanansen, mosaics, architectural installations
    "Underwater Library", mosaic mural, y. 2018 Size: 8'4"x16', or 2.54m x 4.88m Designed and created by Yulia Hanansen for Elkridge Public Library, Howard County Library System. Installation in progress

Genesis: First Light

"Genesis: First Light"

Materials: smalti, marble, sandstone, stained glass. year: 2018

Size: 30"x30".

This work is part of my Evolution series that takes the viewer from the fist moments of Big Bang to formation of stars and planets, to establishment of human society, to invention of a cat and theories of multiple dimension and multiverse. This piece depicts the First Light that came to be before the formation of first stars, between 240,000 and 300,000 after the Big Bang. It was at this particular moment when the Universe became "transparent" and all the composing elements became visible. A primordial rainbow that came into existence billions of years ago still mesmerizes us reverberating through the spacetime continuum.

Jupiter: Great Red Spot

"Jupiter: Great Red Spot", c. 2010.
Materials: Layered stained glass.
Size: 36" x 56"

Jupiter has always fascinated me as unrealized star- a planetary body that is too small for a nuclear fusion action. It is a giant planet that we can never land on. And it is in charge of one of the greatest hurricanes that we can observe- the Great Red Spot.
Because of a layered layout, this mosaic required some research on structure of the GRS. I had to contact a NASA scientist who was very generous and sent me a couple of papers that she has written on cloud deck observations of Great Red Spot.

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    Yulia Hanansen mosaic art
    "Jupiter: Great Red Spot" Materials: Layered stained glass on panel, framed. Size: 36" x 56" Jupiter has always fascinated me as unrealized star- a planetary body that is too small for a nuclear fusion action. It is a giant planet that we can never land on. And it is in charge of one of the greatest hurricanes that we can observe- the Great Red Spot. Because of a layered layout, this mosaic required some research on structure of the GRS.
  • Jupiter: Great Red Spot

    This detail shows a meticulous layout of glass pieces. Each glass piece is about 1/8"x1/4" in size and was hand placed in order to create this image.
  • Jupiter: Great Red Spot, detail

    This detail of the mosaic shows second, smaller storm that is brewing below the Great Red Spot.
  • Jupiter: Great Red Spot, detail

    This detail shows the closeup of Great Red Spot and a Jovian moon Io as it flies by.
  • Jupiter: Great Red Spot

    Materials: Layered stained glass. Size: 36" x 56" Jupiter has always fascinated me as unrealized star- a planetary body that is too small for a nuclear fusion action. It is a giant planet that we can never land on. And it is in charge of one of the greatest hurricanes that we can observe- the Great Red Spot. Because of a layered layout, this mosaic required some research on structure of the GRS. I had to contact a NASA scientist who was very generous and sent me a couple of papers that she has written on cloud deck observations of Great Red Spot.

Displaced Hurricane

"Displaced Hurricane" is part of “Forces of Nature” mosaic series and it speaks about water and its distribution in the world. At the time of global warming new weather patterns are emerging resulting in major shifts in the water supplies. While the ocean coasts are experiencing an onslaught of forceful hurricanes, the desert areas are running out of ground water. Irrigation circles sometimes are the only means for desert economies to feed their populations.

"Landfall"

A hurricane is pictured making a landfall over the Eastern Coast of US. Although most of the scenery is obscured by the cloud cover, one can only imagine the level of destruction a hurricane can cause. Materials: Layered stained glass, smalti, stone. Size: 32" x 32"

Forest Fire: A Walk Through the Woods

Forest fires are devastating and compellingly attractive at the same time. It is unlikely that someone will be taking a leisurely walk through the burning woods, but if they did dare, they would be confronting the chaotic movement of fire, shadows, underlaying ground, trees, and smoke. Dalle de Verre, an ultra-thick glass shaped by hand was used to imitate the charred trees in this composition.

Forest Fire

This is a visual impression of a forest fire that is 100% un-contained. Most of the forest is engulfed in spontaneous flames resulting in charred trees and rising smoke. Whether caused by the human negligence or the forces of nature, forest fires are dual in their character- they are treacherous and spectacular at the same time.A spiral emphasizes this duality of a forest fire- everything inescapably funnels into its center, and at the same time there is a dramatic movement spiraling out of the picture plane. This artwork is part of “Forces of Nature” mosaic series.
Stained glass and stone was used to create this non-traditional mosaic. All the pieces of glass were individually cut and layered on top of each other to produce the desired visual effects.

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