Each day in NYC there is something to newly discover, no matter how long it’s been there. I am rarely on the block of East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B, but I had occasion to walk that block during this past Sunday’s lovely snow storm. Because I always have an eye peeled for things that might be fun for the blog, I made the charming discovery that most of the buildings on the north side of the block (because that is the side I was on) have these cute and colorful ceramic tile mosaics on their facades, mostly around the doorways and near the steps.
It’s a G Thing
I’m not positive, but my guess is that these are the work of Jim Powers, aka the Mosaic Man, since he is responsible for most of the ceramic mosaics in the East Village. The mosaics are made from bits of tiles, marbles, broken china, mirror shards, bottles and other assorted found objects. They are beautiful and amazing works of art.
I love how this one incorporates the remnants of not-one-but-two eyes (look closely) and the handle of a coffee mug.
Can you find the face of a discarded kitchen timer on this one?
I see a Pig, but it might also be a Cat.
Creating this multi-colored Peacock Feather from many tiny ceramic shards obviously took many hours. Worth it.
This Yellow Checkered Cab can be seen in the top photo of this post. So clever.
A very fresh and fun take on the Comedy and Tragedy Masks!
Find These Mosaics and More on East Third Street Between A and B in the East Village, NYC!