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The River of Life

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Mosaic floor for the University of Iowa.

The mosaic symbolises many elements of the specific site including: the journey of the Iowa River and it’s bursting banks; the centres theme of wellbeing and balance in life; the river of life; the local communities through their textile craft (native American, Amish, basket weavers).

The mosaic was awarded the top prize for mosaic art at the National Tile Contractors Association (USA) TileLetter Awards 2011 in Las Vegas.

Keywords

mosaics, floor mosaics, sports centre, entrance feature, lobby, tiling, awards

Disciplines

Mosaic

Materials

Ceramics, Glass
River of Life Mosaic view
Photographer: Vandervelde
View of entrance lobby
The River of Life entrance view
Photographer: Vandervelde
view with stair alignment
The River of Life Mosaic
Photographer: The University of Iow
View from lobby atrium

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