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I have been creating a mosaic portal inside and out, for 11 years. I am 1/3 of the way to completing my mosaic installation.
I have been creating a mosaic portal inside and out, for 11 years. I am 1/3 of the way to completing my mosaic installation.
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My name is Perry Hoffman, a mosaic artist who has been creating an art installation, roadside attraction, beacon and portal now known as the Tile House. The Tile House is also my home, in the Mojave desert near Joshua Tree, in Wonder Valley. I moved from San Francisco to the desert in 2000. I have been working on this project for eleven years. I have mosaic/tiled walls inside and outside the house. as well as some floors, using my handmade fused glass and ceramics, Mexican tile, smalti, thrift store bric-a-brac and donations of ceramics from fellow artists in the desert and other gifts from kind individuals. This house reflects the beauty of the desert and is a mirror of wildlife, beauty and gigantic skies. As you can see in the video it is almost impossible to capture the expanse and range of mosaics that has become this installation/portal to a magical desert. I would like to complete this installation by the end of 2013. Scaffolding, thin set, tile and labor are needed to finish the walls, approximately 500 sq feet outside and 2300 sq feet inside. When I am away the house is rented as a vacation rental. The notes people leave me are often of a cathartic nature which tells me that my art is communicating something of value and helping people see themselves and the desert in a new way. I would like to thank my first mosaic teacher, Elizabeth Raybee, and Mayah Martin, Richard Gray, BJ Duke, Chris McCormick, Janet Braley for their handmade ceramic gifts and Diana Mauser from Native Tile in Torrance for her generosity and so much beautiful tile.

With your help I will be able to get the scaffolding, labor and materials to finish the creation of the dream and vision that is the Tile House.

In gratitude, Perry Hoffman

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    A pack of collectable postcards including photographs of homestead cabins, birds and wildlife from both the desert and the ocean.

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    Fused glass bauble made by Perry Hoffman.

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    Small ceramic buddha head created by Perry Hoffman

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    One 4"x4" tile with eleven words of your choice, handmade by Perry Hoffman, which will then be adhered to a wall at the Tile House

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    One square 12"x12' photograph from one Perry's flickR sets, signed by Perry and printed on archival paper with archival inks..

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    Mosaic Altar created by Perry. 12x12 inches. Piece will include fused glass and a ceramic buddha or ganesh.

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    A weekend for for four at the Tile House. Dates depending on availability.

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    One week at The Tile House, for 4 people. Dates depending on availability.

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    Receive an installation by Perry Hoffman in your home.

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