Chiharu Rosenberg 

I am a mosaic artist, born in Japan and graduated
from Nihon University College of Art. 

I mostly use recycled materials for my mosaic.
It’s a pleasure to make something out of nothing
without waste….
I live in a very remote town. Here we all learn
to make do with what we have. That’s an important
lesson I learned from Africa.
All the pieces are cut by hand, without power tools.

My work is influenced by Japanese art,
the essence of Japanese Art: beauty of nature
without human influence, simplicity, space and balance.
Creativity flows in part from my music.
From 4 years old, I trained to become a pianist,
but later decided to study stage actress instead.
There is magic in the theatre and I love it.
Though I do not act any more, I still play piano
in between the mosaic. There is something so
connected between playing music and making mosaic.
Perhaps you can hear the music from my mosaic?

I have a passion for wildlife and nature.
When not creating mosaic, I am a film coordinator
assisting in the production of nature documentaries
in Southern Africa. A recent production about
Namibia’s desert life took 2 years to film. It was
shown on Discovery Science as “Mutant Planet” and
won international awards. 
This work takes me into really wild and remote locations,
very close to nature and animals for long periods of time.
Alone, surrounded by African wilderness, one can really
appreciate the beauty of it!

The process of shaping and placing a tessera
(a piece used in mosaic)  is very calming and thrilling
at the same time. Sometimes I dance in my studio with
excitement when I get it just right.  Mosaic has helped
me through some really difficult times in my life.
It takes your mind off daily life and places you in a
different world within yourself, your imagination,
your dream,  your safe place. 
And the possibilities are endless.
Mosaic is, quite simply, my passion and I hope
my mosaic makes you dream too.

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