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“The following artwork was initially created or renovated by Broward County for the designated facility in which it is housed; however through an inter-local agreement, it is no longer a part of Broward County’s Public Art and Design Program. This artwork now belongs to the city in which it is located.”

artwork

Charles Humes

Mecca

Mural - Mosaic Ceramic Tiles

17ft X 36ftin X 2in

2002

Mary Saunders Park

Description 

On the exterior north wall of the Community Center at Mary Saunders Park, artist Charles Humes used handmade ceramic tile, Italian Smalti, various ocean shells and cowrie to create a complex mural design which is comprised of various motifs and symbols identifying neighborhood communities and enhancing civic pride.

Artist Statement 
 
"My work depicts a development in large scale mosaic installation and expression incorporating my continual focus and concentration in portraying people and their specific communities. My designs are influenced by Ancient African Yoruba iconography as well as the great Medieval and Byzantine mosaics of history. My designs are sensitive site specific images employing handcrafted dramatic techniques of mosaic renderings in panoramic mural scale."