Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

In 2003, artists Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh, along with a team of volunteers, created a mosaic mural for the wall outside the Del Mar Public Library at 1309 Camino Del Mar. The mixed media mural combines sculpted ceramic elements with rocks and other found objects.

The mosaic’s motifs include local flora and fauna.

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

The library building resembles a large house, and the intimate scale of the mural elements fits perfectly into this context.

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

The design continues alongside the stairs leading to the front door.

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

For more details of this public art project, check out A Design Garden.

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