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Olympic inspired mosaic unveiled in Tottenham Marshes
An Olympic inspired mosaic created by members of the community was unveiled in Tottenham Marshes today with former Spurs captain Ledley King present at the ceremony.
The artwork was designed by Tottenham artist Tam Joseph who, with the help of members of the Tottenham community, created the image of five runners in the colours of the Olympic rings.
The mosaic, unveiled by the Mayor of Haringey David Browne, took 15 weeks to complete with a team of a dozen volunteers giving up their time to help complete the design.
Mr Joseph said: “It’s been a really exciting project for the volunteers and it’s been great fun to work on.”
Obi Chianunba, 27, of Bruce Grove, Tottenham, volunteered as part of the project and helped put in place the thousands of individual bricks which make up the image.
He said: “At the beginning I just couldn’t see how it was going to come together.
“It took a lot of work but seeing it now makes it all worthwhile. It’s been a great experience and a privilege to work with a great artist.”
Ledley King attended the unveiling as part of his role as ambassador to the community for Tottenham Hotspur.
He said: “There has been a lot of negative press about the area over the last year or so.
“Projects like this are a great way to show young people of the area they can express themselves in a positive way and do a lot for the community as well.”
The project was paid for by Haringey Council Olympic Legacy fund and the Lee Valley regional Park Authority and Newlon Housing.