I have been so fortunate to have been commissioned for several mosaic projects in the past months
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital mosaic commission is titled “Coming Together”. It is in commemoration of all the employees coming together as one family from Phoenix Children’s, St. Joseph’s Pediatrics and Good Samaritan. I included several significant “found objects”. The end of the stethescope of the PCH chief of staff, commemorative coins from Phoenix Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital as well as employee recognition pins from each hospital and a stone with “HOPE” engraved was included for patients who are well now. My favorite objects are the many “Beads of Courage” that are strategically placed within the mosaic composition representing the children who are the patients at the hospital.
When you look at the heart in hand you see the movement of color and handmade tiles each representing an employee moving from the tips of the fingers to the heart of the hand all coming and working together.
The continuing work on the six panel mosaic for the Salvation Army Kroc Phoenix South Mountain Community Center was unveiled May 18, 2012. See photos and read about two year progress of mosaic project from making tiles with the Phoenix South Mountain children and families from April 2011 to volunteers working with me through April of 2012. Working on this mosaic has prepared me to facilitate a group or company project. The steps to get the project completed, managing all the opinions and orchestrating the outcome sets the stage for a great team building experience. Every one wins! Employees get to learn a fun new art and skill and tap their artistic creativity. There is lots of conversation during the tile making, mosaic setting and glazing process, so everyone makes new friends while creating together and the company or organization gets beautiful original art created with pride by their employees!