Flower Mosaics: Created by members of the community for the community.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” ― Luther Burbank

Seven mosaics were created by a group of local people working collaboratively during a thirteen-week project led by artist Emily Fuller. We chose the theme of flowers because of their beauty and ability to produce emotional wellbeing as well as their reported medicinal qualities.
 
The flowers we depicted are reported to have the following properties: 
 
Violet: Given as a treatment for cold and flu symptoms, such as sore throats and coughs. Relieves headaches and general muscle and body pains.
Rosemary: Aids memory.
Clover: Helps cure colds and coughs. The flowers are also an effective blood cleanser and body detoxifier.
Foxglove: Used for congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeats.
Iris: Cleanses the blood and liver.
Sunflower: Improves digestion and gives you energy.
Rose: Anti-inflammatory. There is a saying; “roses are good for the skin and the soul”.
 
Thank you to all who took part.
 
The project was part of Violet Melchett: Art for Wellbeing 2017, a community Artspace project managed by ACAVA and funded by WLCCG.
 
For further information about the project please contact Isabella Niven, ACAVA Programme Manager, iniven@acava.org, 0208 960 5015