This mosaic is about the confluence of the Mississippi (blue waters) and Minnesota (green waters) rivers that happen near the island B'dote (now called Pike island) represented by the turtle it is a sacred place to the Dakota people. I walked this island just before starting this piece and a bald eagle flew over my head just as I neared the confluence. The patterns in the water represent the many cultures that make Minnesota special.
These two mosaics were designed by Lori Greene, and installed by the team at Mosaic On A Stick at the MSP airport.
Commission Work Gallery
Mosaic On A Stick is owned and operated by mosaic artist and sculptor
Lori Greene (www.greenemosaic.com) She creates public art mosaics for hospitals, schools, restaurants, parks, homes, and more.
I love the challenge of creating mosaics specific to an individual client. I collaborate with the client to develop an image or design most meaningful to them. I work in both interior and exterior environments, on floors, walls, fireplaces, or any other three-dimensional object you wish to have surfaced or resurfaced. Other applications include bathrooms, showers, kitchen backsplashes, counter tops, swimming pools, spas, and walkways. Projects can be comprehensive or simply the addition of decorative accents.
I specialize in public and community art projects, and in-school residencies with children. I also work with architects committed to creating aesthetic, affordable housing. I contribute to making housing not only affordable, but also beautiful.
My studio is located in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area of Minnesota. Most projects can be completed in my studio and shipped to the project location for installation.
Please contact me with idea and let me know your budget low to high and we will work together to make a project that can make you happy.
To learn more, contact the artist by email or phone at 651-645-6600.
Cayuga Toddler Park
Mural commission for Cayuga Toddler Park in Wilder Recreation Center in Saint Paul, MN.
Midway Murals Project: "Berbere"
A public art project that involved the mural work of four public artists to design the exterior of immigrant-owned buildings along Snelling Avenue in Saint Paul. Lori's piece "Berbere" is named after the distinct Ethiopian spice mixture. The mural tells multiple Oromo-inspired, female stories of marriage, farming and dancing.