Marquam Mosaic

Marquam Mosaic is a public art project sponsored by Friends of Marquam Nature Park to enhance the park and educate the community about native flora and fauna. Over 50 free art and poetry workshops were held in Portland, Oregon with Lynn Takata and poet Edna Kovacs involving over 400 people from 2 to 93. The 130' long mosaic is on the amphitheater at the park shelter, where trailheads begin for the 40-Mile Loop. To read an Oregon Public Broadcasting article about the mosaic, click here. Photographs from the Oregonian can be viewed here.

 Friends of Marquam Nature Park
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Tranquility reminds us that we are a small part of nature, in a place where listening and looking inspire us.
— A poem for the mosaic created in collaborative poetry workshops with the community.

Clay and glass mosaic workshops at Shriners Hospitals for Children

 honeysuckle and rufous sided hummingbird mosaic

honeysuckle and rufous sided hummingbird mosaic


Trillium workshop at the Marquam Nature Park in Portland.

Sketching trillium 


 stream violets and creek mosaic

stream violets and creek mosaic


Songbird workshop at Portland State University


 spotted towhee and indian plum mosaic

spotted towhee and indian plum mosaic


Healing with Creativity workshop with beareavment group at Hopeful House

 memorial nootka roses and swallowtail butterfly

memorial nootka roses and swallowtail butterfly


Terwilliger Plaza workshop creating ceramic wildflowers

Portland Farmer's Market at OHSU