Erlanger Hospital Chapel Panorama
Erlanger Hospital Chapel Panorama

smalti, hand-made porcelain tiles, iridescent glass / Erlanger Hospital

In conjunction with HK Architects

Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel, Detail
Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel, Detail

Hand-made tile, smalti / 9 x 40 feet / Erlanger Hospital Tennessee,

My son, Timur, and I created Erlanger Non-Denomintional Chapel mosaic together with Craig Kronenberg (HK Architects) and his team. Abstracted birds and nest represent care, shelter and spirit. The ornamental markings reference ancient scripts. We handmade the tiles on the campus of Baylor School. Awarded “Ten Best Mosaics” by the Society of American Mosaic Artists 2016.

Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel
Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel

hand-made porcelain tiles, smalti, glass / 9 x 40 ft

Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga

Erlanger Hospital Chapel
Erlanger Hospital Chapel

Exterior of Chapel by HK Architects provides an elegant welcome to the work of art.

Little Copperhead Mosaic
Little Copperhead Mosaic

Ceramic tile, smalti, glass / 5 x 9 feet / Artist’s studio

Named for the central ceramic tile with a glaze painting of a red-headed vixen.

Flamenco Bathroom Mosaic, Fragment
Flamenco Bathroom Mosaic, Fragment

Ceramic Porcelain Glass /8 x 10 ft

Dancing in the Village
Dancing in the Village

Mixed Ceramics and Glass / 10 x 12 feet

Spain

Peacock Patio, Fragment
Peacock Patio, Fragment

Ceramic tile / 4 ft height

Spain

Flamencas
Flamencas

Hand-made tiles, smalti / 24 x 36 in

Available

Madame Butterfly, Detail
Madame Butterfly, Detail

Hand-made tile, smalti / 36 x 36 in

Available

Angel, Study for Erlanger Chapel
Angel, Study for Erlanger Chapel

Hand-made tile, glass, smalti / 20 x 16 in

Available

Italian Rennaisance
Italian Rennaisance

Handmade tiles, glass, Italian smalti / 24 x 36 in

I designed this piece thinking about the stages of the Italian Renaissance, which always make me think of Siena, Florence and Venice. Here I represent these three seminal cities.

Akhriev working on "Bailaora"
Akhriev working on "Bailaora"

With stained glass from Francis McDonald, the flamenco dancer comes to life. Photo: Virginia Webb

Bailaora, Fragment
Bailaora, Fragment

Detail of the stained glass and blown glass pieces making up the bracelet of “Bailaora.” The artist’s studio, Tennessee.

Bailaora
Bailaora

Mixed Glass / 12 x 12 ft / Artist’s studio Tennessee

The flamenco dancer is finished except for the last bits of the sky.

Sevillana
Sevillana

smalti, hand-made tile, copper wire / 36 x 36 in

My favorite form of dance in Andalusia is the Sevillana, especially how the hands move and flow. I used bright color in the center, like on a stage, and use the grey and cools to the side to support the center.

Available

The Muses of Arts and Sciences
The Muses of Arts and Sciences

Hand-made tile, smalti, iridescent glass / 485 x 845 in

The Baylor mosaic was one of the first mosaic projects I have done. I was Artist in Residence at Baylor School, seeking a language of my own in mosaic, combining hand-made pieces with smalti and iridescent glass. The theme was chosen by the school, because the mosaic is in the Arts building. 

Fine Arts Bldg, Baylor School Chattanooga, TN USA

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Muses of Arts and Sciences
Muses of Arts and Sciences

Detail

The Baylor mosaic was one of the first mosaic projects I have done. I was Artist in Residence at Baylor School, seeking a language of my own in mosaic, combining hand-made pieces with smalti and iridescent glass. The theme was chosen by the school, because the mosaic is in the Arts building. 

Baylor School Chattanooga, TN USA

Erlanger Hospital Chapel Panorama
Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel, Detail
Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel
Erlanger Hospital Chapel
Little Copperhead Mosaic
Flamenco Bathroom Mosaic, Fragment
Dancing in the Village
Peacock Patio, Fragment
Flamencas
Madame Butterfly, Detail
Angel, Study for Erlanger Chapel
Italian Rennaisance
Akhriev working on "Bailaora"
Bailaora, Fragment
Bailaora
Sevillana
The Muses of Arts and Sciences
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Muses of Arts and Sciences
Erlanger Hospital Chapel Panorama

smalti, hand-made porcelain tiles, iridescent glass / Erlanger Hospital

In conjunction with HK Architects

Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel, Detail

Hand-made tile, smalti / 9 x 40 feet / Erlanger Hospital Tennessee,

My son, Timur, and I created Erlanger Non-Denomintional Chapel mosaic together with Craig Kronenberg (HK Architects) and his team. Abstracted birds and nest represent care, shelter and spirit. The ornamental markings reference ancient scripts. We handmade the tiles on the campus of Baylor School. Awarded “Ten Best Mosaics” by the Society of American Mosaic Artists 2016.

Erlanger Non-Denominational Chapel

hand-made porcelain tiles, smalti, glass / 9 x 40 ft

Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga

Erlanger Hospital Chapel

Exterior of Chapel by HK Architects provides an elegant welcome to the work of art.

Little Copperhead Mosaic

Ceramic tile, smalti, glass / 5 x 9 feet / Artist’s studio

Named for the central ceramic tile with a glaze painting of a red-headed vixen.

Flamenco Bathroom Mosaic, Fragment

Ceramic Porcelain Glass /8 x 10 ft

Dancing in the Village

Mixed Ceramics and Glass / 10 x 12 feet

Spain

Peacock Patio, Fragment

Ceramic tile / 4 ft height

Spain

Flamencas

Hand-made tiles, smalti / 24 x 36 in

Available

Madame Butterfly, Detail

Hand-made tile, smalti / 36 x 36 in

Available

Angel, Study for Erlanger Chapel

Hand-made tile, glass, smalti / 20 x 16 in

Available

Italian Rennaisance

Handmade tiles, glass, Italian smalti / 24 x 36 in

I designed this piece thinking about the stages of the Italian Renaissance, which always make me think of Siena, Florence and Venice. Here I represent these three seminal cities.

Akhriev working on "Bailaora"

With stained glass from Francis McDonald, the flamenco dancer comes to life. Photo: Virginia Webb

Bailaora, Fragment

Detail of the stained glass and blown glass pieces making up the bracelet of “Bailaora.” The artist’s studio, Tennessee.

Bailaora

Mixed Glass / 12 x 12 ft / Artist’s studio Tennessee

The flamenco dancer is finished except for the last bits of the sky.

Sevillana

smalti, hand-made tile, copper wire / 36 x 36 in

My favorite form of dance in Andalusia is the Sevillana, especially how the hands move and flow. I used bright color in the center, like on a stage, and use the grey and cools to the side to support the center.

Available

The Muses of Arts and Sciences

Hand-made tile, smalti, iridescent glass / 485 x 845 in

The Baylor mosaic was one of the first mosaic projects I have done. I was Artist in Residence at Baylor School, seeking a language of my own in mosaic, combining hand-made pieces with smalti and iridescent glass. The theme was chosen by the school, because the mosaic is in the Arts building. 

Fine Arts Bldg, Baylor School Chattanooga, TN USA

Muses of Arts and Sciences

Detail

The Baylor mosaic was one of the first mosaic projects I have done. I was Artist in Residence at Baylor School, seeking a language of my own in mosaic, combining hand-made pieces with smalti and iridescent glass. The theme was chosen by the school, because the mosaic is in the Arts building. 

Baylor School Chattanooga, TN USA

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