Our local grammar school, Luther Burbank Elementary, has commissioned a mosaic to be created and installed at their front entrance. The project is being directed by artist Dawn Mendelson. The subject matter of the mosaic is a tree bearing several different kinds of fruit. (Burbank is famous for his pioneering fruit tree grafting.).
A call went out for volunteers to help create the mosaic, so since I love that particular art form (and I haven’t been able to do it since we moved because I don’t have the space … yet … I showed up. It was pretty straightforward. The design has already been drawn onto concrete board, the tiles have already been cut from recycled dishes and sorted into color bins. Some of the students at the school laid out tiles roughly in place. So my job was to fine tune fitting the tiles and glue them into place. I did some plums, an apple, and some leaves.
It’s kind of cool to think that my mosaic fruits will be installed at the front entrance of the school for years, possibly generations, to come. Right along with the trees I planted in front of the school last Saturday. (If I keep this up, they’re going to have to name the school after me!)
Here is my word count: