Welcome to The Ruins Project

The Ruins Project is a learning substrate, a history lesson and a contemporary art museum all at once.

Telling forgotten stories

The Ruins Project is a long-term mosaic art installation amidst the ruins of a former coal mine in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Located on the Great Allegheny Passage, this outdoor mosaic museum attracts artists, students, and travelers from all over the world.The walls and rooms of The Ruins represent the rebirth of abandoned American coal country into a spiritual and artistic pilgrimage and destination for adventure seekers and lovers of art and history.

Take a tour with us

45 min. tours by appointment year round. Minimum of 3 people required to book a tour.

Book tour here

Resonating with teary eyes, Rachel. Damn I love every way you express…

Kelley Knickerbocker

Reading these articles I feel you are years ahead of mosaicists in general. You go deep into technique and how we are free to use whatever is available as a material. You are confident in the result of your work. You are really someone to follow as a reference. I love you and your brain and your art and your sensitivity and your perception of the mosaic world.