Seeing those tile portraits yesterday at Tucson’s Birthday celebration at the NW section of the newly opened 4th Avenue Underpass, I’m just passing on information on how to locate your photo.
Log onto www.tucsonportraitproject.com, find the link for “explore panels” and type in your first name. Voila, several portraits will appear of those with the same first name and you have to recognize yourself or loved ones. Then the website will show you what quadrant your portrait will appear, NW (already there, with some redoes necessary), or NE, SW 1, SW 2.
The fun part is that once you locate your photo, watch the website zoom to your face amongst the thousands of other tile portraits.
The website has a map showing where the other 3 panels will be located, but also has a disclaimer for misinformation due to the huge task of taking over 7,000 portraits of Tucson/Pima County residents (and some pets as well).
I got this website from Michael Carson, information officer with City of Tucson.
Looking forward to seeing myself, my husband, and friends’ tile portraits up there someday.