Mosaic artists Jennifer Kuhns (WA) and Cherie Bosela (FL) have teamed up to create a mural for a prominent wall in
Orlando in memory of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, and all who suffer from discrimination. Over 1000 hearts were installed from all over the world!!! There was no actual budget for this murals. We used an online fundraiser to pay for installation expenses for the Orlando mural.
* Laticrete International has generously offered thinset, grout and pigments for this project.
Location of the Mural
It’s on the South side of Lamp Shade Fair. Only a 4 minute walk from Luna Mosaic Arts.
1336 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Click here for directions
HOW IT ALL BEGAN!!
Jennifer Kuhns leads a weekly mosaic program for at-risk teens in a rural town in Washington State (USA) and in January 2017, she launched a mural project for the side of the high school. They made mosaic hearts in class and with the community all year. The most wonderful aspect of this project has been that mosaic artists and students around the world have also sent hearts for the mural!
The design developed as a response to the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, FL as a way to send support and love to those who suffer from discrimination and hatred. After the presidential election, the message felt even more urgent, and more broad. We feel this message extends to all who are persecuted for being outside of the mainstream. It is a giant, visual love note to the world, and a way for participants (heart-makers) to express support for and alliance with disenfranchised people.