Mushrooms in the yard, Wisconsin, photo by Lillian Sizemore
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Mushrooms in the yard, Wisconsin, photo by Lillian Sizemore

Artists are the Mushrooms of Civil Society

Originally posted on EARTH NIGHT 2012:
From Musiva @ Have you heard about the experiments being done to clean up oil spills using mushrooms? Oyster mushrooms can turn the toxic sludge into rich compost and then transform themselves into something good enough to eat. Pass the Butter! Artists move in to distressed areas and clean…


London Wakes Up

As London turns it’s pale cheek toward the emerging Sun, a gallery of unlikely Urban Beauty. PHOTO Gallery

Midcentury Mosaic Mural depicting the Petroleum industry in Los Angeles found behind walls at old Statler Hotel.

BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

UPDATE: Mural goes on the BLOCK….BLACK GOLD: Thar’s Oil in Them Thar Walls. Vintage mosaic mural discovered, but who dunnit? New article by Lillian Sizemore for Mosaic Art Now.

photo by Lillian Sizemore
George Ehling Mosaic House, Los Angeles

George Ehling Mosaic House

RARE VISIONARY ENVIRONMENT: George Ehling’s Mosaic House tours in Los Angeles and two exclusive essays due Spring 2015 by Lillian Sizemore @musiva

Roman Style TABLE On the Block. Will the cereal taste different?
Salvador Dali still from "Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali", Narrated by Orson Welles, 1970. Director: Jean-Christophe Averty

TIN FOIL Surrealism

Salvador Dali, vintage video 1970 surrealist camp. Geometry Love!

Who could imagine that a stone could smell so soft and sweet?

photo: Andy Patrick

Stone Soul Places

Encounters with heaven and earth. Why is one so affected by these soulful stones?

Modernist Ceramic trifoils and dots, St-Jean-de-Montmartre, Paris


A round up of UNIQUE CERAMIC TILE spotted over the past several months. Mostly London, one from Paris, enjoy!

One Dodecahedron or Two?

Why I might start taking sugar in my coffee…

Japanese dance troupe Enra

Pleiades-We are Stardust

A beautiful use of technology, dance, light, geometry = body+soul from the Japanese dance troupe, Enra. Pure MAGIC…

© 1968 - Warner Bros. All rights reserved.

King of Cool Funds the Pool

The”Brotherhood of Man” a 1968 mosaic mural by artist Anthony Stellon is now re-located but the mural’s original site was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Pool, and the funding has roots in a terrific Hollywood backstory!


Update: Cosmic Brotherhood Meet Up

UPDATE: “Brotherhood of Man” mosaic mural by Anthony Stellon has been restored and re-sited! A seven year journey from discovery of the work in an outdoor storage area to its beautiful new setting at Franklin Square Park. Thanks to all who helped bring the important work back into public service!


Baa-Ram-Ewe…Sheep in the City?

I moved to London a week ago. One warm and sunny afternoon, I had to get outdoors, so I set out in no particular directionand stumbled upon The Shepherdess Walk >>

R.Inverarity, detail 1937

Particulate MATTER – new video slideshow

Video mosaic moments from recent Society of American Mosaic Artists exhibitions…

Midcentury Mosaic Mural depicting the Petroleum industry in Los Angeles found behind walls at old Statler Hotel.

Radio Story on the Petroleum Club Mural

RADIO: Listen in to the backstory on the modernist Petroleum Club mosaic, interview with Lillian Sizemore and Greg Johnson by Kevin Ferguson of KPCC

Behind the scenes of The World of Mosaic, filming at the installation of J.L.Young's mosaic mural for Police Facilities Building in Los Angeles, 1956

The World of Mosaic

Setting the Mood: Handsome Hollywood Star Narrates the film “The World of Mosaic”. Presentation for Society of American Mosaic Artists. Please join me at SAMA, Saturday, April 13. 2:30 PM at Tacoma Convention Ctr.


Mid-Century Mosaics of Pablo Picasso

Another intriguing mosaic mystery: Pablo Picasso, the Cote d’Azur in the 1950s, an enchanting young lover, and the case of the missing mosaics.

Monastic Mandalas: Hildegard von Bingen

A 12th-century multitasking, visionary nun receives spontaneous transmissions from the beyond, channels mystical illuminations, and sets the stage for today’s feminist and environmental movements. Now a major motion picture! See the mandalas and trailer here.

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BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

Originally posted on Lillian Sizemore's Mind's Eye:
UPDATE: April 1 2015 Its been three years since I began the investigation and wrote this article “Black Gold: Thar’s Oil in them Thar Walls” for MosaicArtNOW. It’s a veritable mystery tour of the discovery of a brilliant midcentury mosaic by designer/textile artist John Smith, buried behind plywood and drywall at the old…

from InTheDark, Mair Bosworth, UK, 2012

Ringing the Rocks

Listen to this wonderful AUDIO story about STONE. “the beautiful tones of the quarry bells” from IntheDarkRadio.


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