Awesome Community Mural/Mosaic – The Yume Tree

One of my favorite murals (mosaic) in the city. From the Corner Store:

This 28′ by 14′ mosaic tree by Kris Swanson is a tribute to community created with help from dozens of friends and neighbors. A special thanks to Laurie Siegel for firing so many of the mosaic tiles & designing the classroom syllabus.

The Yume Tree is located on the CVS wall at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street, SE, Washington DC. More than one thousand children in area schools sculpted and signed the three-inch names tiles that form the body of the tree. The leaves of the tree are mirror. The higher leaf groupings reflect the movement of the sky, the lower mirror the garden, street, and people walking by. Sponsorship tiles form the background surrounding the tree, reflecting thoughts of the community.

The Yume Tree was installed and dedicated in October, 2003, and new Tiles are added every six months or so. It’s never too late to add your voice to this growing neighborhood mosaic.

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