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Concert in the Park (Spreckels Park) by Kirstin Green 2002 Restored 2017 by Kirstin Green
This is Kirstin's first collaboration with Coronado High School students. Each summer in Spreckel’s Park, the city hosts a weekly concert. The community gathers to picnic, play, and hear music. An integral part of every Coronadan’s life, the students, city and I thought that the message of music and community would be ideal for Coronado’s first public mosaic.
About Kirstin: Mosaics found me at the age of 15. Ever since then I have been drawn back to the medium again and again. After finishing a double degree in classical archaeology and photography at San Francisco State University (1995-2000), I signed up with the Peace Corps, and went to Ghana. In the months before leaving I started teaching workshops and did two public projects in my hometown of Coronado, CA.
I was in the Peace Corps from 2002 to 2004. Fortunate to be able to continue making mosaics while in Ghana, I found the bright, bold, geometric patterns of West Africa to be inspiring. I still enjoy incorporating some of these elements into my mosaics. I am also greatly inspired by nature’s beauty.
Since 2004, I have been working as a professional mosaic artist and teacher. I have facilitated seven large scale mosaic mural collaborations with students and community members, in California, Africa and India. I have created dozens of pieces, including wall hangings, signs, home installations and several pieces of public art. The Universe was featured in the 2010 Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) catalog and exhibit in Austin, Texas.