Some things are so intricate and awesome that a single photo simply cannot do them justice. Such is the case with this, the Wyckoff Street mosaic created by Susan Gardner on the exterior of her three-story Brownstone building in the Boerum Hill neighbourhood of New York City. So we strongly encourage you click here in order to see more images of this colourful work in progress.
“In 2001, Susan Gardner began attaching things to the facade of her three-story brownstone in Boerum Hill. Incorporating anything from shells and buttons to broken cups and old CDs, Gardner’s growing mosaic became an icon of the neighborhood.
Gardner began the project to “make a celebratory statement,” without much consultation from her neighbors. But since her mosaic has grown, the neighborhood has come out in full support of the work, even going as far as to bring her new materials to work with. With the help of the community, the mosaic has stretched up to the second floor windows on the house. Gardner has even begun to cover the iron fence in front of her house as well.”