First Light, Summer 2008

Photo image of "First Light" mosaic mural.

First Light was designed to create a sense of depth and tranquility. An eagle hunts at dawn, soaring above an ancient adobe building that is slowly returning to the earth. The colors of the sky were designed and laid with great care by the apprentices to depict the sacred, contemplative moment of dawn. This section provides a visual and metaphorical “breathing space” for the mosaic cycle as a whole.

Lead Apprentices

Vanessa Alvarado

Kathryn Kennedy

Lead Artists

Cassandra Reid

This Project Was Funded By


City of Albuquerque Public Art Program

Escuela del Sol

Harwood Art Center

LEF Foundation

McCune Charitable Foundation

America Home Furnishings 

Bank of the West 

Don Chalmers Ford

French Mortuary

Program Administrator:

Harwood Art Center