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Founded by artist Laurel True, True Mosaics Studio has been creating public, architectural and commissioned work for almost 25 years. True is a prolific artist known for her vibrant style, her combinations of intriguing materials and her global creative activism. True's work can be found in public spaces, hospitals, parks and commercial and residential settings around the world.
With Laurel True at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Recently completed work on the facade of Shank Charcuterie at 2352 St. Claude Ave in New Orleans. The awesome folks at Shank got a new facade!
Magic Archway was created in the footprint of the Lafitte Housing Projects, which were home to thousands of people of all ages and shuttered and demolished after the failure of the National Levees during hurricane Katrina.
Luisa Dantas and Jolu Productions in New Orleans made a short documentary about the Magic Archway Project...
Istanbul, Beykoz, Turkey. We worked over the course of about ten days to create this mural, with the help of the teen girls, teachers, participants from the US Consulate, and community volunteers.
The Urban Eyes Project is underway. I am facilitating a community street art project on St. Claude using salvaged mirror and mosaic eyes made by people from New Orleans and around the world. Over 600 mosaic eyes will be included in a series of murals. The Urban Eyes Project explores awareness, well-being and the interaction between community and creative
Created during one of two Mosaic Mural Making workshops I taught at Jaton Mosaic Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina with a group of 15 adult student artists.
Installed at Terra Violeta, Center for Women's and Gender Studies
I was honored to be selected to participate in this project and be part of an 80 + team of artists from 22 countries working on a large, public mosaic mural conceived and led by artist Isidora Paz López in Puente Alto, Chile.
I traveled to Haiti in June to work with the team I trained on other major projects at HUM, the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective, to create a 20’ mural for the facade of the new Dr. Paul Farmer Research Laboratory, on the HUM campus in central Haiti.
Here is the latest:
This year has been quite a busy year for me so far, with a lot of amazing adventures and wonderful people in different parts of the world: US, Argentina, Haiti, Mexico, Turkey and Hungary....more
New Orleans Podcast host Craig Kraemer talks to artist Laurel True about her community-based work in New Orleans, the connection between creative expression and well-being and why public art is important.