This project is a part of the Boston Buoys sculpture trail and a part of our Creative Response to Loneliness Programme.
The Boston Buoys are six amazing new up-cycled marine buoy art installations which will be installed later this year by Transported –the Creative People and Place programme for Boston and South Holland.
Artist Carrie Reichardt is creating mosaics for two of the buoys, inspired by the mermaids from Boston’s historic coat of arms and the motto ‘By Sea and by Land’. The ‘By Sea’ buoy will feature fish designs by local people and school pupils, alongside other marine images, stories from the Boston Standard and photographs and quotes from archives in the area.
We asked the public to make designs for a series of fish, one of which will be chosen and will be made into a special transfer (like a temporary tattoo) that will be fired onto a clay fish and incorporated into a new piece of public art.
They will be placed into the borders for the mosaics on the ‘By Sea’ buoy.
This was a chance for Boston residents to make a little piece of public art that will become part of a much larger artwork that will be in Boston for many years to come.