Mosaic Birdbath

Shahin Talishkhan, Valerie Theberge, Terraset Elementary School students
2019  |  Glass mosaic tile, polystyrene base

The mosaic-covered birdbath enhances the grounds of Terraset Elementary School (TES) where it is situated in a communal seating area adjacent to the building. Shahin Talishkhan and Valerie Theberge led a series of hands on workshops with 61 6th-grade students who were instructed in the mosaic process and worked collaboratively to design and realize abstract mosaic motifs inspired by natural forms. They were integrated into an overall composition realized in the artists’ studio.

Public Art Reston facilitated the project at the request of the Office of Hunter Mill District Supervisor in fulfillment of a public art proffer made in conjunction with school renovations.

Project supported in part by: Public Art Reston, ARTSFAIRFAX, and Terraset Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.


Fairfax County Public Schools