The Tile Project, Destination: The World, 2004 - 2006
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Janna Longacre

Janna Longacre is a sculptor and installation artist based in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches at
the Massachusetts College of Art. She has exhibited work at numerous galleries and museums and has
received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artist Foundation.
Janna is an avid traveler and has had the opportunity to travel to 38 different countries. These
experiences have greatly influenced her work both as an artist, teacher and fellow human being.

About the Tile: “Together as One”

The tile design concept is about the merging of many elements to make one. I chose to use a circular shape
to appear in different fragmented configurations to represent the similarities and differences of the
diversity of American culture. We, like the tiles, function both individually and as one. We complement
one another; we complete one another.

The tiles are handmade in porcelain and have my fingerprints and lifeline impressed into them. Each tile
also has black slip inlayed in the design. I wanted simplicity of the design carried in just black and