Title: Tile Mosaic With Turtles
Location: Just off 10th Avenue in South Tucson
Details: Ceramic tile mosaic.
Here's another tiled wall in South Tucson showing that walls don't have
to be just
especially like the turtles marching across the bottom. For some reason
these turtles seem to be happy creatures; I really don't get that
impression from real turtles, just from stylized representations.
I like this tile wall for its color and theme. The woman appears to be
regarding the turtles with a benevolent eye, as though she were
blessing them in some way. Perhaps she is a sort of guardian spirit of
animals, and turtles in particular. Certainly, turtles could stand to
have a guardian spirit, given the hand they are often dealt by
humanity; this wall can be a reminder that we two-legged ones aren't
the only creatures on the planet.
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