SCOTT PARSONS- El Jardín de los Sueños

El Jardin de los Suenos © Scott Parsons 2017, 82 sq. ft. mosaic, hand-cut and fired ceramic, Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School, Spanish-Immersion K–5 Public School, Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls SD

” The artwork celebrates Latin America today by including numerous pre-Colombian antecedents. For example, two Mayan glyphs aligned along the center vertical axis known as juun and winik, translate as “book” and “person,” two important ideas about what a school is and does. Some symbols included here appear more than 5,000 years ago in the archeological record. Images of stars and constellations also celebrate and suggest our ancient connections to those who have gone before us. Throughout the mosaic are images of prairie flowers, such as Columbines, which offer a metaphor for education which blossoms or unfolds into the very fabric of our lives.”

-Scott Parsons






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