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About Us

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 Story &
Philosophy

ART as a means to spirituality and healing...

When I made my first mosaic in 2008, I knew that I'd found something special.  A way to express myself that wasn't purely connected to representational art but could be felt in pattern and color. 

 

The tactile nature of the materials also appealed to me very much.  Soon I found that it wasn't just me that experienced this with mosaic.  As I started to teach and share my love for this art form, I saw many "students" have a similar response - a meditative state of happiness and bliss, a suspension of the over-thinking mind, a flow of joy. 

 

This is what I want to continue to share.

My personal art is inspired by the healing waters of the ocean and the crystal springs of the mountains, the pure beauty of nature, and the sacred geometry that connects it.  My intent is to infuse love and happiness into everything I create.

Thank you for sharing my journey!!!

--Michele Pasciullo, founder, Purple Lotus Mosaics

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History

Purple Lotus Mosaics (PLM) began in 2010 as an outlet for Michele's personal mosaic art.  It encompassed a retail booth at Stainton's in Ocean City, NJ until 2016 as well as sales to private clients, small boutique shops, and online outlets. 

 

PLM grew to include teaching the art of mosaic as one-day workshops and weekly classes.  Michele traveled throughout Cape May County and beyond, bringing mosaics to libraries, art centers, and individual homes. In 2020, Michele took the time to regroup and shift to more specialized studio work and smaller classes. 

 

With the addition of Brad Rice to the team in 2021, the focus of PLM has become sharing the healing power of sacred geometry through mosaics, drawing, and teaching.  

 

Brad Rice, aka ECIRDARB, began his artistic journey in 2017 when he began experimenting with paints and resin.  Starting with acrylic on canvas, he created landscapes and fantastic scenes.   Always interested in furniture restoration and embellishment, Brad started to pour-paint tables, dressers, and desks as well as wall art.  Attracted to sacred geometry symbols, he began incorporating these into his artistic creations.  Brad’s trajectory swiftly shifted to working with glass and tile after being introduced to mosaic in 2020.  After a year of intense study and practice, he joined Purple Lotus Mosaics where he continues to practice his art with sacred geometry as the primary influence. Visit the ECIRDARB Portfolio.

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