After a successful career as a corporate marketing executive, and a lifetime of collecting art, Debra tried her hand at mosaics. As the demand for her work started to grow from just family friends to commissions from fans across the country, Debra soon realized she had found her second calling.
Debra Mager is now an established and highly regarded self-taught mosaic artist traveling around the country to teach mosaic workshops and to participate in art festivals.
She has a penchant for creating dimensional, whimsical and rather unconventional mosaic works, which include her unique mosaic floral arrangements, birds and other creatures, as well her jeweled mirrors and mosaic shoes.
When I am creating mosaic art I am transported to a sense of peace—a world where I can make mundane pieces; shards of glass, broken jewelry, discarded china, stones, tiles, beads fit together to form new colorful, shimmering works of art. It feels almost magical. The endless opportunities in the materials I can use for certain effects is invigorating. The enduring nature of the materials lend a permanence to the art, which I find dependable and reassuring. The art is sturdy and everlasting. I feel a sense of joy and peace, knowing lost remnants can be puzzled together to make them whole and beautiful and alive again.”