Today myself and collaborating artist Fiona Gurney installed the finished 5 panel mosaic for Boston. We are very happy with the result and hope those who live in and visit Boston will enjoy it too.
We worked with ‘Memory Lane’ my art and dementia group in Boston who contributed both to the design and the making of the the mosaic. Group members participated by creating their own small mosaic panel, embedded in the final work and either drawing or writing text to be transferred onto a ceramic tile – their own personal stories being woven into the public art work.
Our initial inspiration was taken from the colourful work of Eduardo Paolozzi, we both felt that his style of linear abstraction would aptly represent the brief – to link Boston station to the Stump in the town. Each panel represents one of the 5 arches at the station while also mirroring the shape and colour of the stained glass windows at the Stump, visible from where the mosaic is sited. But each viewer will have their own idea of what the mosaic means to them; we had lots of people stop and chat to us today and the mosaic represented different things to all of them – as it should. Why not stop by and tell us what it says to you?
With thanks to Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Boston Big Local, Witham Central and Carlton Road Neighbourhood Action Group