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Beth HimsworthCRIATIVA ARTS
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Beth Himsworth is a local Columbus artist who has created unique mosaic wall-mounted panels and windows for residential, hospital and university environments. Her fused glass and mosaics offer the same stunning colors and textures as traditional stained glass but add the intriguing dimension of far greater detail; often with thousands of hand-cut pieces of glass in a single panel. Her contemporary, stylized nature themes provide a sense of serenity and beauty in a workspace. Beth has developed 3D elements that pull the viewer into a deeper and multilayered vision of a forest, wave or other scene. Her award-winning Autumn Birch Forest has been installed in the surgical wing of a new Medical Center in Ohio.
She has been represented in Galleries in Columbus, New Albany and Cincinnati in Ohio; also in San Francisco and Mt Desert Is., Maine. Her range includes fused glass and mosaic wall panels for indoor and outdoor installation and fused glass mosaic windows as well as glass sculpture. Her style melds the ancient art of mosaic with the contemporary, fresh use of vibrant and textured modern glass. She spent nearly 18 years in South America and around the world and brings the vitality of the rain forest and the strength of exploring many cultures to her work.
Recent commissions (2020-2021) include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – a nearly two year project that required the fabrication of 162 fused glass pieces to be displayed in patient rooms. Beth is the recipient of the Dominick Labino Award for Excellence in Glass from Ohio Designer Craftsmen. She was selected for Percent for Art for Gillham Hall, University of Toledo and instillation for the Columbus Bicentennial celebration “Cap-Up” project in the Capital Square Sheraton. Her mosaic “Garden Koi” was selected for the Short North Mural project and installed in Columbus’ Art District on N. High Street. (18 x 8 feet)
Serving on the Management Team of the Studios on High Gallery – voted best Gallery of 2018 by Columbus Monthly readers – five years in a row.
My work draws from life experience and a love of color. When I became interested in glass, I began to develop the mosaic and fused glass processes that I am currently applying to an increasing number of project formats. Glass is versatile and lends itself easily to many subjects, styles and representations. It is a fantastic medium for depicting the diversity of nature and shapes. As in the outdoor world, its rich array of textures, translucence and color shine or recede as the daylight changes and the lights of night appear.
Although some of my work is abstract, many pieces represent botanicals. I feel energized by the synergy of nature and the elements. My compositions often represent either the interplay of wind or water with the subjects or themes related to the passage of time. Many depictions of trees are truncated – revealing only what one could view as from a window. I believe that in our modern world, many people are only able to enjoy the natural world from a distance – yet that distance is unable to diminish its vibrancy and beauty.