Aldrin Elementary School will unveil a new mosaic art piece in its lobby come April, to celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary.
The piece by international artist Helen Marshall, will feature small mosaic tiles of students, teachers and community members at the school and make up a larger image of Buzz Aldrin’s iconic moon landing, according to Nicola Shelly, an Aldrin parent.
Shelley’s husband, Tom, is the President of Space Adventures and spearheaded fundraising efforts alongside the school’s principal, Nicola said.
Space Adventures is a company that opens up space travel opportunities to private citizens, according to its website.
Besides this upcoming project, Marshall commissioned other pieces for the Apollo 11 anniversary that were been displayed in London, New York and the Kennedy Space Center.
BBC recently featured Marshall’s work on another mosaic piece of Hilda Burkitt, an English suffragette.
Photo via Hellen Marshall/Facebook
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