WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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172 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at same time. — T h o m a s M e r t o n during a chance meeting in Wellesley Square, I had a casual con- versation about art with accomplished mosaic artist, Lauren Mehrberg. Sharing our common passion for the creative led to an invitation to visit her studio. Having a particular affinity for anything stone, tile, or brick, and being certain that I had been a stonemason in my past life, I was eager to see what had led her to create these intricate glass puzzles, and where they took form. I knew I was in an artist's home from the first step inside Lauren's living room. The high ceilings, glass doorknobs, and unique dark wood staircase whispered welcome. The charming antique furniture and rugs were accented by a wide array of color, pattern, and texture. The vintage three-part mirror over her fireplace beckoned to tell its story to those who would lis- ten. Lauren led me through to the dining room where her mosaics hung on each wall as if in a gallery. The shimmer and dimension of the glass tiles invited me for a closer look and touch of the detailed pieces making up their design. I stopped briefly at each one as she shared their history, noting the slender bits of stained glass, colorful beads, and trinkets. We made our way "Boston Public Garden" B R O O K E B A K E R studio palette composition canvas inspiration gallery imagination Painting with Glass Mosaic Artist Lauren Mehrberg C AT H L E E N S T E N Q U I S T writer artist profile

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