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Krysia Ara Goes With the Flow: Curb Your Pandemic Blues with a Rainbow of Ceramics

If you’re jonesing for an outdoor spot to socialize from the safety of a six-foot distance, look no further than the Cobbham Triangle Park, the greenspace and public art destination nestled on the pie slice of land at the intersections of Prince Avenue and Cobb and Harris streets. While soaking up the sun and temporarily placing your anxiety on hold, be sure to take a closer look at “Flow,” local artist Krysia Ara’s newly completed 80-foot mosaic running along a pair of low seat walls. The first installment of “Flow” was completed for the park’s grand opening back in November and depicts a gentle, meandering waterway dotted with glittering pieces of aqua glass and the names of 47 Georgia rivers. This new second half draws attention to Ara’s eye-catching and meticulous technique of sculpting each unique piece from clay, then using wide brushstrokes in gently overlapping colors for added dimension and a rainbow effect when viewed from a distance. Dedicated in memory of Eve Marie Carson, an Athens native who was murdered while at college in North Carolina in 2008, the mosaic shares her sage observation: “What joy it is to search for lessons and goodness and enthusiasm in others.” 



Krysia Ara finishes grouting her mosaic, “Flow.”