Mosaic stairs Tiled Steps
The unique art project by mosaic artist Colette Crutcher and Irish ceramist Aileen Barr – Mosaic stairs ‘Tiled Steps’ in San Francisco was launched in August 2005. Neither urban event or a concert or wedding is complete without a visit the intersection of 16th Ave. and Moraga. Mosaic Tiled Steps staircase has 163 steps, decorated with hand-made 2,000 ceramic tiles, decorated with 75,000 pieces of multicolored mosaic, glass and mirrors, which make up a huge colorful mural. The picture of the mosaic shows the underwater and Earth life with the inhabitants of the seas and rivers, forests and deserts, feathered inhabitants of the planet, flowers, trees and grasses, as well as celestial bodies, stars and constellations of our galaxy.
Despite the fact that the project is almost 10 years old, residents and visitors of San Francisco continue to make trips to this place to admire and take pictures of Mosaic Tiled Steps. This creative project was built for two and a half years, the local government has employed 300 sponsors whose names are woven into the mosaic as a thank you for the help and the work done together. The value of the art project in artistic contribution to the overall development of the city, the authors got a lot of awards, including a special award and a certificate of honor of the city of San Francisco.