Stratoz designed the lettering for this mosaic, and cut it from iridescent pale pink glass. I glued it to a Pennsylvania slate base, and constructed a background of stained glass, iridized glass tile, and custom colored dusty pink grout. [One of our very first collaboration signs]
Growing up with the common wisdom that brunettes are suited to pink, I had an aversion to it. In my first ballet class, I was the only girl who chose the blue leotard. Slowly, I have found my eye drawn to pink glass, and at first I ignored the attraction. Afterall, we’d bought a house in spite of pink carpet in practically every room save the kitchen, and I’d agreed knowing that we would rip it out as soon as could. But still, pink is growing on me, and as a symbol of breast cancer awareness, I have many women in my life who have faced this disease, and pink can be a symbol of their courage.