2″ x .5″, ceramic tiles

I spent this week at the enormous annual conference of the American Public Health Association. Thousands of people in a big convention center trying to rush from one end of the building to another to catch the sessions and speakers that they’re most interested in. Unlike in the regular world, everyone already speaks public health acronyms and believes in prevention, but still, there are surprising divides between the people who attend. ┬áIt feels like the tiles in this pendant, all made of the same stuff, painted the same family of colors, but different shapes and with some space still between them, all trying to line up straight enough to accomplish collective impact.