I’m excited to share the new adventure I’ve decided to take on for 2017. I signed up at my local high school to give a presentation to the art students, on photography techniques & best practices – tips on how to improve their photo skills.
With the big site move and the chaos of the holiday season, I haven’t had much time to write lately. But for this, I just had to stop and share. I’m done all my holiday shopping – with over two weeks to spare! If you know me, that is completely unheard of.
I need to put aside our photo mosaic talk for this post because this is just an amazing story that needs to be shared. My New York readers might know him from his work on sidewalks, stoops, and planters; the Mosaic Man’s work is widely acclaimed. After serving in Vietnam, Jim Power briefly worked in construction and lived on the streets, making his first mosaic pole in 1988. He was then coined Mosaic Man by the Village Voice. He’s since designed seven mosaic light poles for his Astor Place community.
Are you familiar with the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”? I feel like this can apply to many walks of life; a strong community is important and essential. That’s part of the reason I love huge photo mosaic projects. I love the teambuilding and community support that takes place when creating gigantic works of art! I was recently reading about the work of eL Seed, a French-Tunisian street artist, who created a mosaic mural on a number of buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a suburb of Cairo.
I’m a sucker for massive photo mosaic projects, especially when world records are involved. My most recent discovery is no small feat: British artist Quentin Devine teamed up with The Pokémon Company International to set the new Guinness World Record for largest trading card mosaic in honor of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary!
First and foremost, let me say that I was deeply saddened to hear of David Bowie’s passing last week. I’ve been a longtime fan, ever since I saw Labyrinth as a child – what a wonderfully wild movie! His music has been a big part of my life. So when he passed, I spent quite a bit of time reading articles and tributes, as well as seeking out what other artists had to say about Bowie’s impact on the world. Naturally, I was specifically looking for mosaic tributes. Fortunately, that’s exactly what I found: The David Bowie Tribute Photo Mosaic.