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One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces…

Ha!
Any Pink Floyd Fans out there?
Check out this mosaic on the pole at 2nd Avenue and E 6th Street in the East Village, out in front of the bank where the Fillmore East used to be.
It’s one of Jim’s cooler pieces and features mosaic tributes to several bands that had played there.
Previously
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    One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces…

    Ha!

    Any Pink Floyd Fans out there?

    Check out this mosaic on the pole at 2nd Avenue and E 6th Street in the East Village, out in front of the bank where the Fillmore East used to be.

    It’s one of Jim’s cooler pieces and features mosaic tributes to several bands that had played there.

    Previously

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    Check out The Official Mosaic Man Collection on Etsy and CafePress for belt buckles, t-shirts and a variety of other items featuring Jim’s designs. Proceeds go toward supporting Jim’s work on The Mosaic Trail.

    Or you can make a donation here.

  2. Hi!
Photo via Creative Time
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Or you can make a donation here.

    Hi!

    Photo via Creative Time

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    Or you can make a donation here.

  3. Happy 4th. 

Love, Jim & Jessie Jane

    Happy 4th.

    Love, Jim & Jessie Jane

  4. New York City’s iconic “Mosaic Man” gets boost from unlikely partner (via CBS News)

    Nice story about the Mosaic Man NYC “operation” by Sara Dover, associate news editor, and Roland Marconi for CBSNews.com

    Jim’s gone national!

    Every little bit helps to boost his profile.

    Watch the clip above and read the full article for more info.

    As Jim says in the video, his work on the trail is like therapy.

    If you love the work, please consider making a donation.

    http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate

    Give what you can and claim some awesome perks!

  5. Made pretty quick work of the base of the new “A” pole on Avenue A and St. Mark’s Place just outside the entrance to Tompkins Square Park.
In a groove.
Still accepting donations so that the work can continue. Please give what you can!
Thanks in advance!
http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate
Photo via East VIllage Hawkeye
Previously

    Made pretty quick work of the base of the new “A” pole on Avenue A and St. Mark’s Place just outside the entrance to Tompkins Square Park.

    In a groove.

    Still accepting donations so that the work can continue. Please give what you can!

    Thanks in advance!

    http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate

    Photo via East VIllage Hawkeye

    Previously

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Slow Down

After this week.
Hope everyone is doing OK.
Love,
Jim and Jessie Jane

    Slow Down

    After this week.

    Hope everyone is doing OK.

    Love,

    Jim and Jessie Jane

  7. This was just one of those great “East Village Moments.”

    Yesterday, while Jim was out doing some work on St. Mark’s Place, a walking tour led by long-time local resident, Courtney Shapiro, came walking by. Courtney had just finished telling her group about The Legendary Mosaic Trail and had pointed out a number of light poles along the way. She mentioned that she started seeing these mosaics 30 years ago, but never once met the individual behind them. That’s when someone on the street pointed to Jim and said "That’s the Mosaic Man right there."

    So, the group stopped to take some photos with the artist himself, and was entertained for a while by Jim and his stories and, of course, Jessie Jane and her bag of tricks.

    Photographer Bobby Williams just happened to be right there when it all went down and he snapped the top picture that was later posted to EV Grieve.

    From Courtney:

    "Thank you so much for taking the time today to speak to my group of travelers from all over the world —- we had people from Iran, the United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Germany, Spain and Australia and they were all very interested in hearing your story and they absolutely loved your mosaic artwork.

    It was a treat to meet you after more than 30 years of seeing your art beautify this wonderful neighborhood.”

    And from Jim himself:

    "THAT ‘MOMENT’ IS ONE OF THE REASONS I LOVE WORKING AND LIVING IN THE EAST VILLAGE. JESSIE JANE, IN THE PHOTO WITH NATHAN WHITESIDE, AND I MEET MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL AND ALSO THANKS TO BOBBY WILLIAMS FOR CAPTURING THE ‘MOMENT!’ MANY MORE TO COME ON THE MOSAIC TRAIL!"

    This is what it’s all about, folks.

    Jim, in his element.

    Jim hopes the trail will be around for another 100 years so generations to come will be able to enjoy his work.

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    Or you can make a donation here.

  8. Today out on The Mosaic Trail

    Work in progress…

    Please consider making a donation to support Jim’s continued work on The Trail!

    http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate

    Thanks in advance.

  9. Check out Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” featuring Jim Power and The St. Mark’s Mosaic Trail from the late 80’s.

    Stan used to do these for the Village Voice back then. 

    On his recent encounter with Jim:

    two weeks ago i was in the east village, walking along st marks between avenue a and 1st. it was a part of town i haven’t spent much time in in recent years. ahead i saw a guy doing some sort of work at the base of a lamppost. he was a little more grizzled then i remembered, but i recognized him. it was jim power, now known as the mosaic man, a man i haven’t talked to in over 20 years. he was repairing the mosaic, which he’d made around 1988, when he’d covered the lamppost with shards of glass and tile, turning it into a colorful and glittery art object. it was one of many public surfaces that he’d converted into unexpected sources of fantasy with his mosaics. it was such a crazy, illegal, outrageous idea, yet somehow symbolic of the east village’s outlaw spirit in those days.

    And RE: the comics:

    "All dialogue guaranteed verbatim."

    Stan has recently made prints of his old comic strips available for sale on his site here. You can pick up the one on Jim or any of the others from back in the day. He’s also started a blog that you can access here.

    As you can see, Jim has indeed been at this for longer than most of you have been alive!

    ;-)

    Again, 25 years on, and Jim is still at it with a vengeance.

    You can help support Jim’s work on The Mosaic Trail by making a donation via the button to the right or by clicking here:

    http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate

    Thanks in advance. See you on the trail!

    I’m paving the whole East Village with outrageous, beautiful mosaics on posts, signs, meters…

    I can see murals, benches, fountains, waterfalls — mosaics everywhere…

    It’s all going to connect! My master plan is to draw the anxiety out of the city with beauty…

    (Above images courtesy of Stan Mack)

  10. Via a fan on The Mosaic Man, Jim Power Facebook Page:

In Vilnius (Lithuania) there is a shrinking wooden neighborhood in the heart of the city. Being inspired by the Mosaic Man & Maison Picassiette, we have started a local community art project, decorating utility poles of this neighborhood. Ceramic tiles are donated by locals. In a while, the owners of stone houses in the neighborhood started decorating their facades. In just a month, two streets of Šnipiškės neighborhood are touched by mosaics! Again, many thanks for the Mosac Man for keeping people inspired!
:)

Just wow.
Absolutely humbled.
What it’s all about, folks.
Last plea:
Donate to the Rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” Campaign on Indiegogo.
Ends today.
In the spirit of "Real creativity starts when you cut a zero off your budget," gonna have to do with what we’ve got so far…

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

    Via a fan on The Mosaic Man, Jim Power Facebook Page:

    In Vilnius (Lithuania) there is a shrinking wooden neighborhood in the heart of the city. Being inspired by the Mosaic Man & Maison Picassiette, we have started a local community art project, decorating utility poles of this neighborhood. Ceramic tiles are donated by locals. In a while, the owners of stone houses in the neighborhood started decorating their facades. In just a month, two streets of Šnipiškės neighborhood are touched by mosaics! Again, many thanks for the Mosac Man for keeping people inspired!

    :)

    Just wow.

    Absolutely humbled.

    What it’s all about, folks.

    Last plea:

    Donate to the Rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” Campaign on Indiegogo.

    Ends today.

    In the spirit of "Real creativity starts when you cut a zero off your budget," gonna have to do with what we’ve got so far…

    Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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