Helping An Old Friend

Students using mosaic bench


Once upon a time…¬†

a whole bunch of Sculpture and Ceramics students made a large freeform mosaic bench. It took four years and I was ringmistress for the last two of them. After¬†another two years it was installed in its permanent location in the new Art Quad at Cabrillo College.¬†That was seven years ago as of this writing. It’s weathered a few winters, droughts, preschool field trips, freeform mime-dance performances and hundreds of lounging students. It’s a landmark and a meeting place. A sentinel and a touchstone. And, one day, a tile broke off…

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