"The Morgantown Singing Tree of Diversity" Mosaic
This intricate mosaic along the Caperton Trail was the collaborative effort of over 300 participants, along with WVU Hospitals and the Morgantown Board of Parks and Recreation. Designed as a flourishing tree, each leaf is unique and represents the variety of people who call Morgantown home. This four-paneled Mosaic is located behind the WVU Visitors Resource Center (1 Waterfront Place # 7).
Backstory and Context
Palmer and Marshall decided to make a mosaic that intended to show that the strength of Morgantown lies in its diversity. "The Singing Tree of Diversity" took over three years to create, involving workshops in schools and hospitals and open workshops with the Morgantown community. Each leaf on the tree expresses what was unique to a particular workshop participant—personal interests and hobbies, civic and professional organizations, images of nature, religion, politics, nationality, and more. The mosaic tree is made of materials such as glass, mirrors, and ceramics.
Deborah Palmer, lead artist.