A picture is worth a thousand words…. And this picture (actually this 35-pound mosaic) speaks volumes about the artist’s creativity and dreams for her community.
Leela started working on this piece early in 2013–taking a pottery class, shaping and firing Raku tiles, making detailed observations on The Path, fashioning stained glass out of bottles, painting pieces, adding beadwork, even studying clouds.
What emerged is her vision of “CoHo in Color.” When it comes time to repaint our buildings, Leela’s piece certainly will inspire us to consider new, more lively options.
Photos don’t adequately convey the beauty and detail of this piece. One neighbor emailed ” I just spent the last 10 minutes inspecting it in the common house by headlamp. It’s an incredible piece of art….”
A few close-ups show how Leela captured some frequent sights along The Path at CoHo–kids in dinosaur costumes, hopscotch, a trike, a girl with a purple sunhat (there are at least 3 at CoHo), an array of colorful plants and flowers.
It will be fascinating to see how Leela’s mosaic is graced by rainbows from our solar art installation (with January’s fog, we’ll have to wait a bit!).