A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg Summary


Summary: Through the project, “A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg,” HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Ambrin Ling and Marisa Adesman will create over 100 small paintings for a single series that pictures the many, diverse visions of home as contributed by individual community members in the Spartanburg area.

From January to July, we will engage the community of Spartanburg county with a series of prompts distributed through a diverse range of platforms that focuses on encouraging residents to envision the individual’s notions of home as a space for defining their lived-experience in Spartanburg. In other words, this project seeks to answer to the question: How does one see home through your eyes?

“A Mosaic Portrait of Spartanburg” will result in a gallery exhibition where all of the paintings will be on display to the public. During the opening reception of the exhibit, Ambrin and Marisa will give a talk about the project, their process, and the outcomes. By interweaving multiple narratives, this project will not only help foster empathy between community members, it will both refine and complicate our shared understanding of Spartanburg as home.


The Prompts

  1. What does home look like to you?

  2. What do you know about Spartanburg that not many people do?

  3. What makes your neighborhood feel like home?

  4. How does one see home through your eyes?


Thank you to our project sponsors: