By Ling-Mei Wong
The Josiah Quincy Elementary School unveiled new artwork “The Living Seasons” at its Oak Street living wall on Nov. 20.
Local artist Christos Hamawi designed four seasonal mosaics, based on student artwork depicting their favorite aspect of different seasons. Spring, summer and fall are represented, with the winter mosaic scheduled for Dec. 21.
“We have diverse faculty and students who come from every corner of the world,” Hamawi said. “They teach me more than I teach them.”
Second graders sang “What a Wonderful World” with participants. Principal Simon Ho appreciated the project’s sponsors, which included Tufts Medical Center and District 2 city councilor Bill Linehan.
The school is involved in asthma research with Tufts Medical Center. “We’re happy to support the school and participate in this project,” said Michael Wagner, interim president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center.
The living wall of plants opened to the public in May 2012 with benches.
“This is a beautiful little corner,” Linehan said. “To turn cement into a living wall is a really great and cool idea.”
This post is also available in: Chinese