Clayworx and Indwell share a vision for Old East Village as a vibrant, welcoming community for all of its residents and visitors.
They entered into a partnership to create and install three large mosaic panels on the exterior of the Embassy Commons building.
Clayworx Mosaic Mural: Hope, Love and Belonging Mural located at 740 Dundas St.
Meet The Artist
Clayworx: Ceramic Arts Learning Centre
Clayworx is a charitable arts organization providing exceptional educational, artistic and community-building experiences with clay and ceramic art. They believe working with clay empowers people to embrace their inner creativity, transforming how they feel about themselves and the connection between art and their community.
Their mosaics are designed and developed with deep community involvement; each one is unique to the group(s) involved.
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ABOUT THE mosaic
Artist Beth Turnbull Morrish was contracted as Mosaic Art Director to conceive the design, oversee tile production and install over 12,000 handmade tiles along with her intrepid crew. Installation was completed in the summer of 2022.
The triptych is entitled Hope, Love and Belonging. The design concept was inspired through a charette held at Clayworx; it embodies the thoughts and feelings of Indwell residents and staff who participated that day. Two panels face Dundas Street and the third can be viewed from English Street. Left to right, the first panel represents Dawn and the feeling of hope associated with starting a new path. The middle and third panels respectively signify Love and Thriving and Belonging and Safety. The middle panel features the forks of the Antler River, a.k.a. the Thames; its orientation matches that of the actual river that flows through the heart of London. Earth and roots signify the many hardships individuals grow through, while the spectrum of colours of Ontario wildflowers represent love for all people.