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Amberella Experiments with Mosaic

February 21, 2021

New series this month from Philly/LA-based artist Amberella! And this new series sees the artist’s ubiquitous street art hearts turned into mosaics. The two new installations read “Choose Love” and “Choose Joy,” and they’re located on Frankford Avenue at Master Street in Fishtown and at Spring Garden and Percy Streets in Spring Arts, respectively.

Amberella expanded on why she was interested in experimenting with mosaic in a recent Instagram post: “My heart is singing. My creative body is so nourished. I’ve been craving more layers to my creative process. I chose to honor that desire and make creative time and space for that. I was yearning for color, texture, something more to explore, and an even more expressive translation of my heart. The journey of my heart art surely isn’t over… but it wanted to elevate. I’m still so in love with the streets so it’s there where they still find their home.”

This new series was able to come to life with the support and guidance of Philly textile artist, Katia Tiles, who helped show Amberella how to bring her vision to life in this new artform. And I think this is such a great way to grow and push this street art series, I think it looks fantastic. In fact, I’d be really curious to see a larger scale Amberella heart mosaic mural too one day!

See past work from Amberella around Philly here!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruth Miller permalink
    February 21, 2021 4:52 pm

    So well done and emotionally moving!!!

  2. Ruth Miller permalink
    February 21, 2021 4:54 pm

    Fantastic and emotionally moving!!!


  3. February 22, 2021 11:31 am

    Gorgeous! Love the color composition.

  4. March 1, 2021 7:09 pm

    Hi Conrad ,Great article on Amberella’s (trencadis)mosaic hearts. For the record I am a Fishtown Ceramist and Tile designer and maker , not a textile artist! Thanks for the shout out ,tho.


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