New England Mosaic Society
Karen Edlund, a founding board member of the New England Mosaic Society, was a powerhouse in the world of public health and reproductive health, community organizing and community building. She meant so much to so many people. To me she was a friend, neighbor and mentor.
Since Karen’s passing in November, her husband Phil and I have been thinking of ways to create a collaborative mosaic in her memory. He would like to have the mosaic on Irving street where they lived together for many decades in Somerville, and would like it to be somewhere where it can be seen by passers-by. While we may explore a wall-mounted mosaic in the future, we’d like to also turn the street itself into a mosaic path, with colorful mosaic stones and pavers made in Karen’s memory placed at the bases of the city trees all along the street. I love the idea of these memorials being meaningful to so many of us and also adding beauty for everyone else who walks by.
As our schedules have shifted and we’re spending more time alone, this seems like a perfect time to each make a stone at home and then collect them and display them here on Irving Street as they’re completed.
I hope you’ll consider being a part of this project. If you’d like to participate please find more details in the call for art here and put your name and email in the Signup Genius here so that we know how many stones to expect. Feel free to forward this to any other friends of Karen’s who might want to be part of the project.
We’re excited to see what we can create!
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