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.

Ringing the Rocks

from InTheDark, Mair Bosworth, UK, 2012

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

Frida’s Commie Comet

Frida and Diego's Casa Azul features a mosaic Hammer and Sickle, or is that a Martellina?

¡Communist mosaic spotted at the Casa Azul! ¡Plus midcentury stone mosaics of México!

The Mandala of Listening

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“Each person’s life is like a mandala- a vast, limitless circle.— Pema Chodron.
How do you find your center in this vast circle of Life? INSIDE: Tips on Deep Listening.

Something’s Fishy: Man-Eating Grouper?

Detail from Lower Fish Panel of Lod Mosaic. Photo by Author

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…

The Cosmic Royal Pavement

The Cosmati pavement after cleaning and conservation. Courtesy of Westminster Abbey.

A grant from the Getty Foundation, put this 13th century Cosmati inlay pavement in tip-top shape for all the world to see.

Lod Mosaic Opens April 23rd

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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

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.

Roman Mosaic: Should it Stay or Should it Go?

Moveable or immovable cultural property? A major Roman mosaic is coming to a town near you! Here’s a review of excavation sites from the Lod Mosaic, Villa del Casale, and Villa del Tellaro.

The Ordered Art of the Muses

Have you ever considered how ancient mosaics can offer insights into sacred geometry and the building blocks of life?