A collaboration between Isaiah Zagar and Koko Mosaico.
Part of Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens in Philadelphia.
Oh, and before I forget…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WACKYWEEDER! Have a great day!
First impressions do count so here are some gateways, big and small.
Isaiah Zagah from Philadelphia.
This one is from New York.
Yes, now you know what the AEG stands for when you look at your dishwasher.
This Mosque was built in 1634-35 A.D. during the reign of Mughal Emperor SHAHJEHAN by Ilm-Ud-Din Ansari Commanly known as Nawab Wazir Khan, who was governor of Lahore till 1639. The Mosque was completed in about 7 years.
Original main gate of Shahjahan masjid Thatta, not in use now, probably to save the original 500 year old woodwork and construction.
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!
South St in Philadelphia is the address of Julia and Isaiah Zagar.
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.
I like the sentiments of this piece of detail!
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.