Mozaika na Stadionie Slaskim, originally uploaded by michalp.
But I will still barrack for the Aussies in their group even though they are the definite underdogs!
After I blogged one of the murals in Philadelphia, I was directed towards Isaiah Zagar’s website by a flickrer. It’s well worth a visit!
zagar house, originally uploaded by lyharris.
South St in Philadelphia is the address of Julia and Isaiah Zagar.
Isaiah Zagar, April 15, 2006, originally uploaded by r.leavitt.
They run the Eye’s Gallery which specialises in folk art. However Isaiahis probably best known for his large wall murals which are done in a pique assiette style.
Simon Rodia meets Gaudi meets a style all of Isaac’s own.
Mosaic #2, originally uploaded by 1015.
Mosaic Everything, originally uploaded by evinglenside.
I like the sentiments of this piece of detail!
philadelphia, originally uploaded by Luna Park.
PHL zagar’s mosaics 14, originally uploaded by DrBrian.
Once upon a time not so long ago the owner of the land, upon which which some of the mosaiced buildings lie, wanted to demolish them. Thankfully a prestigious law firm did some pro bono work to protect the art from the dozers. And so the Magic Gardens were born.
Now if you have a spare two days to spend in Philly, time them for one of Zagar’s mosaic workshops.
Sonata I, originally uploaded by Tonibunny.
Leponitt Cutters Mosaic Tiles Directions
Leponitts seem to be the gold standard in cutters and this page gives a couple of demos on using them.
British Association for Modern Mosaic
And it is much easier to work your way around. Looks better too.
Mosaic table, originally uploaded by Cosmojojo.