Artist Statement

Mosaic Community Gateways are created with the participation of the residents and visitors of the Atlanta BeltLine in tent workshops where they can stop by and create handmade tiles. These handmade tiles are then cemented to a modified geometric cast concrete sculpture. The experience and creation provides both a learning experience and a sense of community.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine at this location in southwest Atlanta.



Artist Bio

Machiko Ichihara came to Atlanta in 1976 from Japan. Since receiving her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia, she has been creating durable tile art surfaces for many private and commercial properties around the country for almost three decades. Art making, she believes, is an all-encompassing practicing ground.