ARTIST COLLECTION — Artist Collection Mozaica Galleries are characterized by the varied shape and size of the images they are composed with. The norms of this collection suit particularly well larger size works. Introduced in 2014, the Artist Collection quickly became popular and it is now reserved for works of one hundred cells or more.
COMFORT ART — Comfort art is the name of an art movement that I felt the need to create to regroup my Mozaica Galleries and other works of art that, amongst others, bring about a feeling of calm and well-being to the viewer. This movement is not partially redundant with the naive art movement, numerous works of which it can accommodate.
FRATERNAL MOZAICA GALLERIES — A Mozaïca Gallery is said to be “fraternal” if it is composed of images made by brothers and sisters, as opposed to a single child. Such works are retrospective Mozaïca galleries and are produced as part of private editions.
HERITAGE COLLECTION — Individual images in Heritage Collection Mozaica Galleries are uniform in size, whereas in works from the Artist Collection they vary in size. Heritage Collection Mozaica Galleries are appropriate for works of smaller size and their price is advantageous. For more information, please visit <www.123mozaica.com>.
LIMITED EDITIONS — Some thematic Mozaica galleries are issued as part of an edition whose total number of prints is limited to a predetermined quantity of numbered prints, based on the context and features of each edition. Prints of retrospective Mozaica galleries are also numbered for identification purpose, but they are not necessarily part of a limited edition.
MOZAICA GALLERIES — The expression Mozaica Gallery™ is a generic term that refers to all types of Mozaica Galleries created by artist Hélène Paris, the portraitist of the imaginary world of children.
PORTRAITS OF THE IMAGINARY WORLD OF CHILDREN — Mozaica Galleries are portraits of the imaginary world of children, as they depict the traits of character and the personality of the author of the drawings that have served to their creation. Unlike conventional portraits, these works avoid showing the physical appearance of their subject and focus on his character and persona.
PRIVATE EDITIONS — Retrospective Mozaica galleries (made from the drawings of a single child or of brothers and sisters) are part of “private editions” because additional copies of such work may be ordered only by the parents of the child whose drawings are used, or by a person authorized by them.
RETROSPECTIVE MOZAICA GALLERIES — Retrospective Mozaïca galleries (commonly called by their abbreviated name Mozaïca Galleries) are works composed of images created by a single young child (usually between three and eight years of age). They are the archetype of the portraits of the imaginary world of children. My first Mozaïca galleries were nearly all of that type and they have retained their broad appeal. I create these works on commission from parents, in either square or rectangular format and in sizes that meet the parent’s requirements. These works are part of private editions.
THEMATIC MOZAICA GALLERIES — Thematic Mozaica galleries form a group of works distinct from that of retrospective Mozaica Galleries. Their images come from a large number of children (in contrast to a single child or to brothers and sisters), and they usually relate to a specific theme—school, the sun, sickness, family, etc. I often undertake the creation of this type of work on my own initiative, as contributions to fund-raising campaigns for charities, to help with community activities, and to participate in the promotion of social events and causes.