Ciel Gallery's Interactive Mosaic

More than 50 artists contributed to the project now on display in South End

On a white, brick wall facing a parking lot on East Park Avenue, three enormous, mosaic flowers glitter in the sunlight. Look closely at the giant, glass leaves, and you’ll see small butterflies, a fish, or a chameleon. The mosaic is meant to be interactive, says Tina Alberni, a Ciel Gallery partner who contributed to the piece. Viewers can search for the hidden images.

Ciel’s founder, Pam Goode, conceived of the project with Michigan-based artist Lin Schorr, who designed it. More than 50 artists from around the country created pieces for the mosaic and sent them to Charlotte, where local artists helped assemble them. Unfurled was installed on the exterior wall of Ciel in January. “We just love to put art out there to have people experience it,” Alberni says. 

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