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Magic Gardens Mosaic

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Ellen's Mosaic

After looking at and analyzing Ellen’s mosaic it is easy to see how her choices in creating her mosaic represent her experience through the Magic Gardens, and through South Philadelphia. Her choice to overlap photos rather than to have them side by side creates almost a third dimension, and mimics Zagar in it’s ability to break the traditional rules of a mosaic and create new and different ideas of what a mosaic can be. The poem that Ellen chose to write and overlap on top of the images is representative of a mosaic all in itself. Each line of text is its own fragment, but they come together to create a whole, each piece representative of how she felt about the gardens and the art that they contain.