I was asked to devise a special mosaic project to create an artwork in memory of a little girl called Caitlyn who went to the school that had sadly died. The family and staff wanted it to reflect the child’s happy demeanour and artistic flair (as she used to love making colourful pictures) and to create a peaceful and uplifting art installation for all to enjoy for years to come. The mosaic artworks are installed in a quiet internal courtyard at the school and has been named 'Caitlyn's Courtyard'.
The many flowers included in the form of a large hot air balloon were made by her sister Megan’s Year 2 class and also by Caitlyn’s close friends in Yr 4. Her mother and grandmother worked closely with me and fellow artist Susie John throughout the project (& also her father for one day) and they created the beautiful large flowers on stalks, two of which include their special words.