Artist Statement

From mermaids to mockingbirds, mosaic artist Lynn Driver animates an art form dating from the Byzantine Empire into an energetic force that heals and uplifts the spirit. Drawing influence from both nature and imagination, Driver creates sculptural mosaics out of stained and recycled glass, repurposed broken dinnerware, smalti, millefiori, filato, and found objects. Her work is a familiar and exciting feature of the Middle Tennessee landscape: visitors to the Peabody College campus will recognize her whimsical and welcoming Black Cat, part of Vanderbilt University’s permanent collection. Another of her cats and a pug grace the Monroe J. Carell Children’s Hospital. Driver participated in the gilding of Athena in the Centennial Park Parthenon, and her pieces have been exhibited at Cheekwood Botanical Hall, and at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She was awarded a Master Artist/Apprentice Program Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2012. Driver is a resident of Bell Buckle, Tennessee.