If a picture is worth a million words, how about a million pictures?
"In April of 2020, my husband and I moved into our new house, which had been built to accommodate his wheelchair. The new kitchen appliances included a stove with front controls and a space on the wall between the cooktop and the microwave. I pictured a focal-point backsplash to go there and thought it would be the ideal place to put something original. Enter Meg Leslie.
I knew Meg's unique and beautiful mosaic work from projects that she has done in Orillia. I wanted to have something made that would have meaning for our family. Meg instantly got it. I told her I wanted to incorporate natural forms based on the woodland flowers that grow on our property. We settled on trilliums and wintergreen. Meg asked if there were any numbers that had meaning for me. I said five for my husband and I and our three children, and four for our granddaughters.
After carefully consulting with me on design and glazes, Meg produced an image for the final work, adding her own suggestion of beech leaves to add to the spaces between the flowers. Meg makes each mosaic piece by hand in clay, then glazes and fires them.
The result is stunning. The white trillium flowers against the soft two-toned green of the leaves and the charming arrangement of bright red wintergreen berries with the pale buff beech leaves in between form a design that is visually and symbolically perfect. I couldn’t be happier."
- L. Schamehorn