Artist Sue Carlson and City Councilman John Paulson unveil a mosaic depicting the Sandy Springs city logo, a gift to the city. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs accepts gift of 7,000-tile mosaic

A mosaic of more than 7,000 glass tiles, hand-cut and hand-placed and depicting the Sandy Springs city logo, has been presented as a gift to the city.

Artist Sue Carlson and City Councilman John Paulson unveiled the artwork, three years in the making, at a recent City Council meeting.

The canvas made an initial appearance at the city’s 10th anniversary party, with participants invited to place glass tiles. The mosaic then was taken to community events to let residents, visitors and city staff do likewise.

“This project touched the hearts of a lot of people,” Paulson said. “It was heartwarming to see the excitement as people placed their tiles into the piece.”

The finished piece measures about 36 by 42 inches and weighs roughly 50 pounds. It will be on display in the main lobby of City Hall.

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