VIDEO: Community Gathers for Unveiling of Astley Mosaic

Students and members of the Wayland community designed and created a glass tile mosaic in memory of Lauren Astley.

A project that began just a few months ago became a permanent fixture at Wayland High School Saturday afternoon as about 200 people gathered to unveil a glass mosaic created in memory of Lauren Dunne Astley.

A group of about a dozen current and former WHS students worked primarily with teacher David Schmirer and artist Josh Winer, a 1974 graduate of WHS, to conceptualize and create the mosaic that now hangs in the courtyard at WHS.

The design, a sunset/sunrise scene, features bright colors meant to remember Astley's sparkling personality as well as hidden images throughout the larger scene that commemorate specific characteristics of Astley's likes and life, such as a Starbucks mermaid, music notes and blueberries.

For more on the creation of the mosaic, see ".

Astley was killed July 3, 2011, just weeks after graduating from Wayland High School.


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