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"Celebrating the Marshland"

Rosenberg, Lilli Ann

Central Square/Cambridgeport, Mural

45 Pearl Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: Central Square Library, Outside of Pearl Street entrance

Date: 1982

Materials: Tiles, clay pieces, found objects, and impressions of block letters

Dimensions: 80" x 30 1/2"

To create her acclaimed mosaic murals, Lilli Ann Rosenberg mixes tiles, clay pieces, found objects, and impressions of block letters. In Celebrating the Marshland, her materials include real shells and stones, which, combined with lively images of fish, birds, and turtles, allude to the salt marshes that once covered much of Cambridgeport. Rosenberg is an accomplished artist whose numerous other Boston-area works include a large mosaic in the MBTA Park Street subway station and another mural for the lobby of the Children's Hospital. Trained in architecture, sculpture, and ceramics, she studied at the Cooper Union and Art Students League (both in New York City), as well as at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has lived in New England for most of her working life.

City of Cambridge, Public Art Collection