Mosaic Artist: Julie Richey

These beautiful 3D mosaics are the work of Texas artist Julie Richey. For her figurative ‘La Corrente’ dress sculpture in marble, glass smalti and seashells, Richey received Best 3-D Mosaic honors from the 2011 Mosaic Arts International, an annual international juried exhibition of contemporary mosaic art.

“La Corrente is about beauty amidst destruction,” says Richey. “It was created during the Gulf oil spill and it alludes to the many destructive forces, both man-made and natural, that creep in with the current.”

Richey describes her work as “utilizing the innate opulence of mosaic materials – 24k gold smalti, marble, semi-precious stones, iridescent glass and minerals – to embellish sculptural forms in unexpected ways.”

Richey’s work can be viewed at