First look at design for city’s landmark mosaic

November 30 2019
First look at design for city’s landmark mosaic

THE design has been unveiled for the giant mosaic being planned in Wells Recreation Ground.

Michael Eavis joined mosaic artist Ruth Ames-White to reveal the design in front of dozens of invited guests at the Swan Hotel.

The design incorporates 32 quatrefoils and 32 windows, each to be filled with the depiction of a person or an event of historical importance, the Moat, and a map of the city centre showing some of its key buildings.

Ruth Ames-White discusses the design with Michael Eavis

Ruth Ames-White discusses the design with Michael Eavis

Ruth said: “We are hugely grateful to Michael Eavis who gave a wonderful speech before revealing a quarter size version of the design. Michael has become very interested in the project and a great encouragement. I’m really flattered that the design has met with much admiration, it’s always a nerve-wracking moment. It’s now on to the exciting fabrication stage of the mosaic.”

The Wells in Mosaic project is expected to take three years to complete, and will use about 750,000 pieces of tile.