NORFOLK, VA – A new stone mosaic mural commissioned by the Norfolk Public Art Program is arriving at Ocean View Elementary School and will be installed on the exterior of the new school building on July 10th and 11th.
The 18-square foot mosaic, Birds of Every Feather, is by artist Marc Archambault of Hammerhead Stoneworks in Asheville, NC. The mural is a joyous composition of birds representing beauty of the natural world, diversity, and the old live oak tree that stood in front of the school building. The birds are inspired by native birds from around Norfolk and are a blend of the familiar blue jays and mourning doves, with those you might not see as often, like kestrels and whip-poor-wills.
Archambault’s stonework will replace the former plywood mural that hung on the old school building.
The Public Art Program is proud to present this latest artwork, which will greet students and families on opening day of the new school year.