Mosaic Murals

In 2007, Mr. Israel Soto, principal of P.S. 57 commissioned me to create a mosaic mural. I told him I had never done a mural or a mosaic, but he trusted me to create the work. I taught myself mosaic and the project led to two other murals in the following years. The school children became both models and helpers in this 3 year project. Photos are difficult to obtain since each mural is placed at the beginning of stairs with a narrow passage between the wall and the stairs.

I also created a series of small mosaics for the East Harlem Bilingual Head Start. View them here: http://tanyatorres.blogspot.com/2010/02/mosaics-at-east-harlem-bilingual-head.html

Dream! (2007)
Dream! (2007)

First mural. Photo with school principal, Israel Soto.

Music installed
Music installed
Children Creating Their Own World
Children Creating Their Own World

Completed in 2009.

Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Work table
Work table
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of Music
Detail of "Children…"
Detail of "Children…"
Detail of "Children…"
Detail of "Children…"
Studio work
Studio work

Tanya Torres  

Art for Love, Peace and Joy