Tree of Life at Hopton Alms Houses (2006)

This mosaic was created in collaboration with residents of Hopton Alms House, a retirement house in Southwark. In front of the mosaic is a fig tree which forms the central tree of life motif, with its core heart-shape. Into its branches are the “fruits” or occupations of the residents of the Alms Houses: nurses, sawyers, chefs, clerks, watermen, hairdressers and deal porters. The mosaic includes hand-made ceramic tiles made at the studios, giving it a unique quality.