BLACK GOLD – Mystery Petroleum Mosaic- UPDATE

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

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.

George Ehling Mosaic House

photo by Lillian Sizemore
George Ehling Mosaic House, Los Angeles

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

The World of Mosaic

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

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.

Mosaic Mad Men

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Mosaic was all the rage in the mid-fifties. Editorial artist Karl Hubenthal illustrated the covers for Just One More using mosaics as reference!

Countdown to Pacific Standard Time

The region-wide collaborative project tells the story of the L.A. art scene and it's impact

Post-War Los Angeles served as a veritable petri dish for the development of modern art in the United States but we hear little of the West Coast artists who were often overshadowed by the Cedar Tavern New Yorkers. In the category “Best Use of a Historic Archive” I’m nominating Countdown to Pacific Standard Time. With Getty … Continue reading

Royal Couple Make Mandalas in LA

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sit down to paint a mandala  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool)

Exit the bomb-sniffing dogs, enter Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the cosmic royal couple who, in sporting good form, donned aprons to create mandala drawings. Mandalas! Really!

Piece by Piece: New Videos and Gala Event

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I have posted new videos relating to my work with Piece by Piece. I hope you enjoy and please comment! They give a little behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the meander mural.

Part 2: Meandering with Piece by Piece

Hilda skillfully places the delicate shells

Picking up on the last post “Meandering with Piece by Piece: Part 1, we’ll see how artists in Los Angeles made the sinuous journey, one curve at a time, through four workshops on Greek and Roman borders.

Meandering with Piece by Piece: Part 1

Versace's new meander-inspired fashion statement

The Greek Key: the ubiquitous brand of the ancient times. Is it the Abercrombie and Fitch or Versace of decorative elements? What do you think?

Bringing Mosaics to Life at Getty Villa

I'll be doing Artist Demos and Gallery Tours here through March 2011

Artist-at-Work Demonstrations and POINT OF VIEW GALLERY TALKS at the fabulous GETTY VILLA in Malibu, California where I’ll bring the ART OF MOSAICS alive for the museum-going public.