“We met Ariel at a Craft Fair years ago, and recalled her wonderful synthesis of color, texture, and light; as a result, we had little doubt that we would love the outcome. What we did not predict was how much we would enjoy the process: Ariel's unique combination of sensitivity, artistic wisdom, and complete mastery of her craft meant that working with her brought nearly as much enjoyment as viewing the finished product. She was engaging and vivid, with the ability not only to balance charm with honesty, but in so doing to bring extraordinary life to our long-gestating vision with her unique sensibilities. The end result, I think it is fair to say, is a masterpiece: it is brilliantly conceived, exquisitely rendered, and as captivating in the tactile dimension as it is arresting in the visual. Her gift is rare indeed. PS – Since then, my wife has decided that she would like to have every square inch of our house covered in Ariel's mosaics, and we have made some progress towards that goal!"