Artists are the Mushrooms of Civil Society

Originally posted on EARTH NIGHT 2012:
From Musiva @ Evolver.net: 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…

One More Whale Makes a Splash at Field Museum

I’m heading to Chicago for  ‘Natural Wonders: A Roman Mosaic from Lod Israel’, opening this Friday  Dec. 9 at the Field Museum. Now at it’s 3rd US tour venue, the Lod Mosaic coincides this time with another major exhibition at the museum ‘Whales: Giants of the Deep’.  These exhibits take advantage of The Field’s rich, natural … Continue reading

The Language of Mosaic: A Word from Our Muses

Recent travels reveal a contemporary art phenomenon – using words or letters —language— as the mosaic itself. Sounding off, I track the trend…with photos and video

THE LOD MOSAIC: The Universe in a Floor

Ancient patterns at the foundation of science and technology?Lillian Sizemore discusses the Roman era Lod Mosaic in Chicago…

Lions and Tigers and Da Bears….

ESPN meets Indiana Jones Meets Lod mosaic…this TV ad taps the ROMAN MOSAIC ZEITGEIST…Dig it.

Something’s Fishy: Man-Eating Grouper?

Ancient mosaics are truly an art for mankind. A recent scientific study uses hundreds of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman artworks to challenge assumptions about evolutionary biology! Lillian offers new insights on the LOD MOSAIC and The Seafood Lover in You…