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Mosaic muse

Mosaic muse
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First Published: Fri, Nov 27 2009. 10 38 PM IST

Piece by piece: Bergerson trained under a mosaic artist in Israel. Photograph by Anay Mann; Styled by Ragini Singh
Piece by piece: Bergerson trained under a mosaic artist in Israel. Photograph by Anay Mann; Styled by Ragini Singh
Updated: Fri, Nov 27 2009. 10 38 PM IST
Who: Shefi Carmi Bergerson, mosaic artist
How it started: “I was visiting my family in Israel when I saw a book on a mosaic artist. I was really fascinated by it and felt it was something I could do. Over the next few days I saw the same book in several places; I bought it, trained under the artist, returned to India and started mosaic art.”
Piece by piece: Bergerson trained under a mosaic artist in Israel. Photograph by Anay Mann; Styled by Ragini Singh
The journey: Bergerson started with a table for her balcony, then graduated to mirrors and wall murals. She customizes for clients and creates unique pieces too. “They have a certain idea or space and I create something for them within that.”
Hard work: “Every piece of work takes me four-six weeks to create; each piece is handmade.”
Enduring love: “My mind is creative. I’m a fashion designer by profession, I’ve run a bakery, I’ve dabbled in baby blankets and accessories; all my life I’ve been designing something.”
Dream on: “My big dream is to be a painter. Like Paul Gauguin, who left Wall Street at 35 to paint, maybe I will also have the courage some day to pick up the brush.”
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