MOSAIC MURAL WORKSHOP
August 2001
facilitated by Laurel True

Laurel True, a San Francisco artist, and the children of Nungua, Ghana conceived and constructed a mural at ABA HOUSE in Nungua. Step one was to visit the linguist (spokesman) of the Nungua chief. He related the oral history of the Ga people... how they migrated from the North stopping to hunt, plant crops and eventually settle in Nungua. They chose Nungua because it is a beautiful village next to the ocean where the abundant fish supply provided a livelihood for the Ga people. Laurel and the children translated the story into a permanent visual record using mosaic tile and working on a cement wall that encloses the workshop used by CCC, Inc. The project was so successful and generated so much interest that Laurel will return to continue working with the children.

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