This three-panel Welcome sign at Unity Corner on Pittsburgh’s North Side was a collaboration with Sandy Kaminski and The Pittsburgh Project after-school program. It was declared Best Public Art of 2017 by the City of Pittsburgh.
East Deutchtown City Steps Mosaic
Braddock Youth Project
Initiated by Brendan Renne and underwritten by Boss Opticians, these two billboard-sized ads were a project of the teens at the BYP. In a month-long workshop the teens designed the panels and learned the mosaic techniques to make them with the artist.
A student helps.
work in progress
Student at work.
A student from the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild adds details to the Garage Wall at 920 Haslage.
The foundation of this home on Yetta Avenue is covered with a mosaic about Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, birthplaces of the owners. It was done in collaboration with the kids of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.
Designs by students and teaching artists
The owners specified the subject matter: Philadelphia and Puerto Rico.
More designs by students and teaching artists.
The artist’s first mosaic efforts on her own home. A trip to Barcelona, Spain, inspired her to learn about all the tools and materials of mosaic techniques. This house took 6 years to complete and contains pieces of ceramics from friends and strangers who had heard about the mural. A box of cobalt blue glass chunks arrived in the mail from a glass artist in West Virginia, a ceramic lizard from an anonymous person in New Mexico, broken Quimper plates from France.
The artist purchased the house next door and continued the work with donations from neighbors, Chatham University ceramics, a glass company.