Magnolia Park

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by Lynn Adamo

Image of Magnolia Park Fountain mosaic by Lynn AdamoCreation: 2008
Medium: Mosaic
Discipline: Mosaic
Dimensions: 4’ diameter central medallion, plus 3 rings around mounds
Location: 1810 NW 192nd Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97006
Exhibition: Permanent

Description:
The mosaic paving in the zero-depth water feature of this city park was integrated into the landscape architect's vision of a water play feature. The concrete paving surrounding the central mosaic medallion is poured in a two-tone swirl design. The artist echoed that swirl in the colorful ceramic mosaic. The architects designed three stone mounds that children could play on while running through the water jets on a hot summer day. To embellish the stone mounds, the artist designed Image of Magnolia Park Fountain mosaic by Lynn Adamobands of mosaic inspired by the name of the park. Each band depicts a different type of magnolia flower. Magnolia Stellata, Grandiflora, Denudata and Liliflora are all rendered in ceramic mosaic. Handmade tile letters label each band.

Artist Bio:
Lynn Adamo is a Hillsboro visual artist who works in traditional mosaic glass smalti, stone and ceramic. Her background as a graphic designer gives her experience for working with clients on custom commissions. She enjoys collaborating with clients to come up with a creative solution to their specific project. Her fine art work leans toward abstract designs. Her style is informed by 20th century modernists, futurists and abstract expressionists.

Lynn also leads community involvement projects and teaches mosaic techniques to beginners and intermediate students.

Artist Website: lynnadamo.com

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