I first encountered mosaic art in 1999 after visiting an archeological excavation of an ancient Roman amphitheater in the ancient city of Biet She´an in Israel. My visit to a bathhouse was during its restoration. The floor had just been uncovered, revealing an impressive mosaic. The mosaic is thought to have been created in the early 12th century. There was nothing else remaining intact, but this mosaic stood the test of time. The art of mosaic captivated me at that moment because of its permanence. In Rotterdam, Holland, I received formal training in mosaic between 2008 and 2010. More recently, I have reimagined my art form to incorporate lighting, resin, and dimension as interactive elements. I draw inspiration from my travels, things collected from beaches all over the world, and my own imagination in my work.