Mike Squared Mosaics are Mike Juarez and Mike Cody.
We build mosaics that instill a positive vibe. Created to fill a void. Created to lure, intrigue, and inspire. Art that is timeless. We make Mosaics that transcend us anywhere than where we are at that moment. They were made to send a beautiful message to one person or the masses. Our work has been compared to turn of the twentieth century Spanish Mosaic artist and architect, Antonio Gaudi, but with a twist. Our Mosaics represent the twenty first century. Our Mosaics are sometimes created on existing structures but we have also built platforms and base structures from scratch. We have constructed Mosaic benches and bench seating areas, Mosaic fire pits, Mosaic walls and murals, Mosaic obelisks, and of course water features including Mosaic fountains and weeping walls. In addition to our construction skills we also mold, high fire, and glaze our own special tile. Glow in the dark pieces, birds, insects, fish, leaves, flowers, human faces, and more. From a distance, or up close and personal, our work is visual eye candy. We introduce various textures to our murals. Children and the visually impaired love the accessibility of our work. They love the feel of the finishes, the textures, the shapes, the glass, and the fluidity of the mural as a whole. Fascination is an understatement.
We at Mike Squared Mosaics have the skills to complete the construction processes and the knowledge that comes from years of trial and error along with the inspiration to create something really special. Remember too, that our Mosaics make great photo-op backdrops for visitors and locals alike. Participation, creation, and reaction. View our Mosaics as portals to a world of endless possibilities.
Community and Client Participation:
As a community outreach, we invite the locals to participate in our projects. We have meet and greets where the locals can contribute pieces that have meaning via their own story or the theme of the project. Each donation is evaluated for durability. Some pieces have been found at thrift stores. The contributions can also be handmade. We have in the past received handmade tiles from area elementary and junior high school students. Tile made during art class or as extra-curricular activities. One local request was to have a pet dog’s portrait applied to a tile which was then placed into the mural. One person donated tiles she bought on her travels. Some pieces could be culturally in tune with the area. Maybe it’s a piece about the local flavor. Some may have environmental significance, fossils, gems, or seashells. If it creates a sense of community and diversity to the project, we happily accept it.
Mike Squared Mosaics creates art in the United States and in Mexico. We have two bases. One is in beautiful, colorful, Colorado, United States, and the other one is in the exotic, serene, Yucatan, Mexico.
We have been blessed with the ability to live in two very different countries with many diverse cultures and landscapes.
When it comes to art, we are both extremely passionate about all mediums. Besides our signature mosaics we also paint, furniture design, and sculpt.
Did I mention Mike C. is also an expert Stained Glass artist?
The Mike Squared Mosaics partnership is stronger than ever and like a fine wine, with age, it just gets better and better.
So join us on our journey and let's see what inspires you.
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