MOSAICS BY EILEEN

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Eileen Gay

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CONCRETE SCULPTOR AND MOSAIC ARTIST

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HEART


Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial

Mountain Shadows Park

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Between June 23, 2012 and July 10, 2012 the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado burned 18,247 acres in the Pike National Forest and in Colorado Springs leaving two people dead and destroying some 346 homes.  


"Heart" is a memorial commemorating that loss and honoring the community's strength for rising to the challenge of rebuilding and healing in its aftermath.  Heart and the Memorial Plaza in Mountain Shadows Park represent a foundation of hope, of neighbors helping neighbors, of losses turned into new beginnings and of strong hearts working together to rebuild.  


HONORS - BEST IN SHOW, Mosaic Arts International 2015: Society of      American Mosaic Artists – Painted Bride Art Center, Architectural Installation Category


Link to Mosaic Art International 2015 Best in Show



Link to installation time lapse video



Link to Colorado Springs data page for 'Heart'


Special thanks to the following folks for all their work and in-kind support that made the Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial "Heart" a success:


Steve Weed and Laurie Wilson

Classic Homes

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

Even Preisser, Inc.

Colorado Springs Together Board of Directors & Leadership Team

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial Committee

G.E. Johnson Construction Company

Timberline Landscaping, Inc.

Colorado Springs Utilities

MGA Structural Engineers

HBA Cares

...and of course all my local vendors support:

McBride Machine, Inc.

Ceramic Tile Center

Loka Tile

CALPLY Supply



Eileen's LINKS

Artist LINKS

CONTACT

MosaicsByEileen@aol.com

775.688.6278

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