Spend this weekend in Brooklyn checking out this incredibly colorful mosaic on a Boerum Hill brownstone.
As a project that originally began in 2001 after 9/11, this brownstone’s mosaic facade has caught the attention and support of its neighbors. According to Atlas Obscura, the owner of the three-story Boerum Hill brownstone, Susan Gardner, wanted to “make a celebratory statement,” after adding anything from old CD’s, shells, beads, and buttons onto her building’s exterior. [featured image source: Instagram/ @elvisofnyc]
The building’s colorful mosaic features butterflies, fish, flowers, faces, gemstones and more! The work that originally started on the first level has now expanded to the window on the second level and even made its way to the iron fence! The sight has caught so much attention that people have been known to leave Gardner little knick knacks and items she can add to the ever-growing mosaic.
The words “celebrate life, celebrate love” can be found in the mosaic as Gardner hopes to lift spirits of those who pass by. A mosaic statue of Mother Earth even guards the front facade with a sign that reads “Mother Earth with clean water, plants, animals, fish, trees, air holding ‘baby Earth.’
The Brooklyn attraction commonly has signs hung up regarding current events or issues. One sign that always remains encourages visitors to touch the wall so long as they don’t take. Definitely a must-see attraction in Brooklyn!
Located: 108 Wyckoff St, Brooklyn