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Paul Revere Park Mosaics

Artist:

Susan Gamble

Location:

Paul Revere Park  

Location

Paul Revere Park
United States
42° 22' 13.1952" N, 71° 3' 41.6124" W

Neighborhood:

South Boston

Type:

Mosaic

Year:

2007

Medium:

Glass and Ceramics

Collection:

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Funders:

the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Description:

Located along the Harborwalk, Paul Revere Park features a long wall of mosaic tiles and additional tilework at two other locations. At one place in the walkway wall, Paul Revere’s ride from Charlestown to Lexington is traced on a map made of eight square white tiles. On either side of the map viewers can read Revere’s account of his ride inscribed in tiles along the wall. Nearby, above a bench set into a wall, are two large mosaic panels, one depicting flowers and the other depicting red birds in flight. Mosaics also decorate the sides of a spiral-shaped climbing tower for children, which are enlivened with an explosion of colorful flowers. The mosaic patterns were designed by Susan Gamble, who created many of the uniquely shaped tiles by hand in her studio.

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