ARTIST’S STATEMENT Thanks to Lisa Allegretta’s rich background in design and fashion, she presents a new vision to the traditional Italian art of mosaic. Allegretta is half-Italian, half-American. She is originally from New York and is currently living in Brussels, Belgium. Allegretta uses a mixture of techniques, experiences and Italian glass (smalti) to achieve the final product. She often finds herself in world of abstractionism. Wild thinking, letting go and amongst all the chaos: finding a sense of peace and tranquility are the common threads in her conceptual pieces. This juxtaposition lives and breathes in her work.