Isabella Bird Community School 2018

This Denver mosaic mural was imagined by the kids to represent their community.  In this case at the center of the mandala circle is  dedication to a teacher who lost her life too young. The ideas came directly from brainstorming with the student's who wanted this teacher to be surrounded by love, community, diversity and friendship. 

Susan working with a first grader


boys in focus

Lyons Elementary School 2015

Working with children is a joy, and introducing them to mosaics is a gift. This piece was all about “the river that runs through” this small mountain town of Lyons, Colorado.

Six months later, this town had the worst flooding in history, wiping out most of the town.  Every child who worked on this mural was air lifted from their homes, but the mural was safe, hung high in the schools library and is still there today.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School 2014

In memory of a beloved teacher & father of 6, with his students & his wife who is also a teacher, we created this mosaic mural in 3 parts: a border of “words of Wisdom”, the mountain scape as seen from the window of his classroom, and all the stars in the sky representing his students.