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Jes McMillan

Thank you for checking out the Mosaic Institute!

I completed my first mosaic at age 16 in a high school art class. We fit like puzzle pieces and I have been doing it now for longer than I haven't. 2018 marks my 20th year as a mosaic artist and I am proud to call myself a humanitarian artist.

Along the journey I discovered that my purpose is to use my gift to bring people together in the creation of collaborative art. The idea is to break down the social barriers between us, bringing people of all differences together, teach them the art of mosaic and work together to create beautiful things. And for each of the murals to serve as a physical representation of unity.

In April 2015, I founded the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton, nonprofit, to become the vehicle for my work. In the last 3 years I have lead our tiny organization to create over 20 murals, painted and mosaic, with the community.

In my career as a mosaic artist, community has been the focus of my work for over a decade. At this point thousands of people have sat at my table. People of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and race have placed mosaic pieces in the spirit of unity in hopes of doing good and improving the world we live in. The motto I live by and believe with all my heart is

"Those who can have the responsibility to..." 

It has not been an easy road, as any humanitarian effort comes with challenges and often hardship. But to serve others in love and with my passion has been the most wonderful and rewarding experience of my life. None of which would be possible, if not for the most wonderful people in my life who hold me up and encourage me daily.

The Mosaic Institute has grown into a team of amazing artists, musicians, creatives and people who wish to do good for others. We have had many awesome and meaningful adventures so far. Just imagine all that we can and will accomplish together. In a world of such division unity is more important than ever!

 Join us today!

 
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The Victor

Jan 2017. (18"x 24") 

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Anatomical Heart series

 The AMO Within    3' x 5'

The AMO Within    3' x 5'

 BMW commission 24" x 42"

BMW commission 24" x 42"

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Anatomical Heart series

 Mother   36" x 36"

Mother   36" x 36"

 Trees of Life ~ sea glass series   24" x 18"

Trees of Life ~ sea glass series   24" x 18"