"Ancient Solar Sign" Mixed media mosaic by Shelita Birchett Benash, 2014.
Salvaged vintage copper coins and vintage plastic buttons. Each copper coin is embossed with a US State name and crest. Incorporating the US copper coins was my way of waving a big, "Hello!" I love knowing that those who look closely at my small tile, as part of the "Signs" mosaic mural, will discover tiny artifacts recovered from a junk pile from far across the ocean in the United States.