Artist Statement

Specializing in refined mosaics, de Diego Arts is owned and operated by me Nate deDiego. With each mosaic I make, I strive to break into new territory, ranging from contemporary concepts with inspirations of the old world.

Mosaic is a meditative process. What’s so exciting about being a mosaic artist is being able to use materials from all over the world. Being a world traveller this is important for me. Most of the semi precious stones I’ve worked with have ranged from exotic marbles to travertines, granite, and quartzite. I fell in love with Italian glass (used in ‘Athena’ mosaic).

Having been born and raised in the gold country of the Sierra Nevada, California foothills, I have a keen love for nature and a strong passion for beauty. I’m inspired by natures wonders, to various cultures of our world and our human story, history, mystery, and mysticism.

I’m also a big dreamer of the future and the potentials of a clean planet and becoming a sustainable civilization moves me in big ways.

Thanks for your interest. If you’d like a commissioned custom mosaic piece, I’d love to make it happen..