Mosaics, murals and sculpture
Participatory public artwork in concrete, glass, ceramic, paint and tile
Portland artist Lynn Takata creates participatory public artwork. She works with the community in partnership with public agencies to enhance public spaces, whether a school, a park, or a wall in the neighborhood. Beautiful, meaningful and technically sound projects are created that become community landmarks.
Participatory public artwork is a catalyst for introducing people to their neighbors, for encouraging families to work together, and for involving a community in creating special environments— tangible positive symbols of community pride.
Projects can inspire, educate and create gathering spaces. The possibilities for projects are endless and can begin with a simple idea or an attempt to solve a problem. Murals can be created in fused glass, stone, mosaic, ceramic and concrete. Sculpture can include sculptural benches, mosaic play sculpture, columns and archways. Artwork can be completed in a few weeks, a few months or over a year's time.
Takata is an award-winning artist and teaches art at the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, Oregon.