MIKE MANDEL MOSAIC TILE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
Admin. for Children's Services, Dept. of Cultural Affairs - New York NY, 2000
1/2 inch porcelain tile
11' x 15'
in collaboration with Larry Sultan
This is a wall for the entrance of the Children’s Center for the Administration of Children's Services, an agency of the City of New York. Children that require the intervention of the city for reasons of abuse or family violence are brought to this center as a transition space until foster care can be provided for them. It is a safe haven where most children arrive at night and stay for little more than a day. Our mural is the first thing a child will see upon entering the building. The design is based on a child's bulletin board, with pictures of family and friends, of one's own drawings, and memories of proud accomplishments, ribbons and medals.