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Sunday, July 1, 2007

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mosaic Sculpture: Fannie Mae Dees Park Nashville, TN

Since so many folks travel during the summer, I thought it'd be fun to point out some mosaics around the USA that are worth checking out if you're in the area. This is a really fun one - especially if you have kids.

Fannie Mae Dees Park is often referred to as “Dragon Park,” thanks to Pedro Silva’s 20-year-old sea serpent, which features hundreds of personal designs–including faces, birds, alien creatures, flowers and animals–all made of cut or chipped tiles painted by local artists. Over several months in 1999, neighborhood volunteers gave the beloved reptile much-needed repairs and polish, making him as handsome–and climbable–as ever.

The "dragon" of Dragon Park on Flickr by Brent & MariLynn

The dragon part of the playground was built in the late 70s, with art made from tiles by children from the nearby schools. The end of the tail is in the foreground and the head is in the top left. It is rumored that if the moon is right and you stand at the right spot, it will look like the dragon is breathing fire.

In the tiles on the dragon, look for artists’ renditions of local civic leader Fannie Mae Dees, for whom the park is named, Dolly Parton and others.

You can see more photos from Fannie Mae Dees Park at the Mosaic Art Source Blog.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Under Construction

If you've found me, please excuse the lack of content. I am just getting this figured out & hope to be up & going soon. If you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to see on the blog, please let me know.