Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED?

Are Mosaics UNDERVALUED? What would you charge? What would you pay?

Bathing Beauties: Next Top (Roman) Model?

Bathing beauty Roman mosaics in Sicily and Syria, and Ravenna.

Lod Mosaic Excavation and Conservation Video

A behind the scenes peek at the ancient Roman Mosaic from Lod Israel, now on view in Chicago at the Field Museum. See this massive undertaking in action as a portion of the pavement is prepared to tour the US. This video gives a look at the excavation site and lifting and conserving the sections. It is the largest and most beautiful mosaic ever discovered in Israel. 5 minutes, produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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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 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.

Part 2: Meandering with Piece by Piece

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.

Mosaic Demonstrations: Lod at the Legion

Artist demonstrations with Lillian Sizemore May 14, June 12, and July 9 In conjunction with the stunning LOD MOSAIC at Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Lod Mosaic Opens April 23rd

A behind the scenes look at how mosaics are made at the Legion of Honor, with the opening of an ancient Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel

Meandering with Piece by Piece: Part 1

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?