MIKE MANDEL MOSAIC TILE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
Obama Mosaic Watertown MA, 2008
One inch porcelain and glass tile
7’ 6” x 4’
The artwork is comprised of 4,320 porcelain and glass mosaic tiles. It is designed to be a public artwork, and is installed on the front porch at the artist’s family home at the corner of Maplewood Street and Langdon Avenue in Watertown. It will be on display at least until the election, and hopefully until Barack Obama’s inauguration in January.
Obama calls for a renewal for America that should come from “the bottom up”. As an individual I can give money to the campaign, as I have, but I can also do what I do best, and that is to create an artwork that I hope will inspire and energize the viewing public. I hope this work will enable others to employ their own creativity to express their support for a better future for this country, and the most important thing we can do in that quest is to make Barack Obama president of the United States.