Loring Cornish began creating mosaics accidentally. While repairing the termite-damaged floor of his house, he glued broken tiles to the floor to cover the holes. Since then, he has gathered and collected materials off of the street and turned them into art. Cornish values simplicity within the artmaking process, and believes there is no particular meaning behind his chosen materials. He does not have any formal artistic training and says he simply thinks of an idea and develops it, allowing the materials and ideas to come together in a completed work.