Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Plainfield

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Town of Plainfield Mosaic
Shelburne, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.225; W072° 44.314

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Plainfield, MA is located at the Baker Pharmacy the Baker Avenue side.

Long Description:

The Deerfield River divides the village of Shelburne Falls. The east side is in the town of Shelburne and the west side is in the town of Buckland. The Shelburne Falls Mosaic Project was a community wide effort to celebrate the beauty of the rural area around Shelburne Falls. Artist Cynthia Fisher designed and created 10 3’ x 3’ mosaic panels that represent each of the hill-towns of this area of western Massachusetts. In addition, the project included two larger panels entitled "The Deerfield River" and the "American Indian Portrait".

The visitors center has a map showing the location the 12 mosaics. Each mosaic is labelled from 1 to 12. The Town of Plainfield is number 3. The mosaic for the Town of Plainfield depicts the town yesterday and today. Yesterday depicts a woman churning butter, a farm house, and sheep. Today depicts recreational opportunities - horseback riding, forest scene with ruin, canoeing, and the year of incorporation - 1775.

Baker's Pharmacy
52 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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