Kathy Thaden links her art to her faith — expressing awe at creation and the Creator — whether abstract pieces, liturgical commissions or mosaic sculpture. The possibilities are infinite — working with thousands of bits of glass and different materials is exciting, and the variations in texture have given Kathy a new approach to mosaic art. Kathy recently came across this quote from Trappist monk Thomas Merton, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
Kathy’s study of fine arts and degree in Commercial Art led her to a 25-year career in television art direction. Kathy won numerous honors for her graphic design, animation, and set design, including seven Emmy Awards. Seeking something more tactile, Kathy’s creativity now flows through contemporary mosaic art. Working with glass is a transforming process. The pieces are broken, change shape, fit together, then made whole again — sometimes in surprising ways. Kathy’s award winning work has been shown across the US and Canada. Kathy also creates commissioned mosaics including liturgical art. A Professional Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Episcopal Church & Visual Arts, Kathy is also founder and past-President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.