Garden of Transformation, 2007

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Garden of TransformationGarden of Transformation
Summer 2007

Mural Imagery and Narrative
Garden of Transformation depicts the coming of rain. Multicolored drops cascade to the ground, where they turn into butterflies. The large yellow and orange rosettes on each side of the doorway are ancient symbols. While found around the world, rosettes are particularly prevalent in Spanish Colonial art. They have been used in New Mexican painting, sculpture, furniture, and architecture for hundreds of years, and these traditions continue in the present. In this mosaic, they are a symbol of blossoming life after it rains.

Lead Apprentices
Vanessa Alvarado, Kathryn Kennedy, & Jesse Williamson

Lead Artists
Cassandra Reid & PAZ

Funded by
Youth Conservation Corps & The Office of the Mayor