Ancient Stones in Modern Contexts by Lillian Sizemore

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Ancient Stones in Modern Contexts by Lillian Sizemore

  1. 1. Ancient Stones in Modern Contexts
  2. 2. Ancient Stones in Modern Contexts Lillian Sizemore mosaic artist and educator Getty Villa Fall, 2008
  3. 3. Text it starts simply bits of stone fit into designs
  4. 4. Text geometric patterns
  5. 5. ancient mosaics • geometric and figurative embellishment • enhances public and private architecture • used in floors, walls, baths and transition areas
  6. 6. modern mosaics • geometric and figurative embellishment • enhances public and private architecture • used in floors, walls, baths and transition areas floor by Karen Thompson
  7. 7. Text so what’s new? Neptune mosaic, Italy
  8. 8. Text Hippocampus, Karen Thompson
  9. 9. Text Siren, Karen Thompson
  10. 10. still use the same ol’ tools Hammer and Hardie to cut stone and glass smalti
  11. 11. still set piece by piece Pippa Murray Studio indirect technique
  12. 12. we still love the classical themes 1936-1937 Brutton Sisters hand-cut tile mural
  13. 13. Text Cornucopia, Karen Thompson
  14. 14. Text prehistoric themes Guardian, Bill Buckingham
  15. 15. Text Marble Floor Inset, Los Angeles Gas Station
  16. 16. the mystery of nature
  17. 17. the heavens Celestial Event Series, Lillian Sizemore
  18. 18. BUT... ...some things have changed over a few thousand years
  19. 19. The Emperor
  20. 20. The Emperor now wears deejay headphones Justinian, Santiago Rodriquez
  21. 21. Text wears modern fashion Evidence of Burberry, Jim Bachor
  22. 22. eats different foods Text Cafeteria Floor Jim Bachor
  23. 23. bigger wedding cakes Wedding Cake Project at City Hall: Santiago Rodriguez, Laurel True, Lillian Sizemore, Madeline Behrens-Brigham, Randi Cazenza, Jack Dynis, and Ben Otis Dugger-Leher
  24. 24. Text bigger cupcakes too Imaginary Cupcake, Lillian Sizemore
  25. 25. Text new icons appear Holy Starbucks, Jim Bachor
  26. 26. Text new mythical heros Batman, Santiago Rodriguez
  27. 27. Text ancient influences Billboard, Los Angeles 2007 in a modern world
  28. 28. Turntable, Santiago Rodriguez
  29. 29. mosaics are now a mash-up of past, present, and future... Turntable, Santiago Rodriguez
  30. 30. > Greek Attic Red Figure Ware circa 515-505 BC > influences a modern Greek stamp, circa 1970 > influences a mosaic table, circa 2007 by Santiago Rodriguez
  31. 31. > Greek Attic Red Figure Ware circa 515-505 BC > influences a modern Greek stamp, circa 1970 > influences a mosaic table, circa 2007 by Santiago Rodriguez
  32. 32. Text geometric patterns Getty Villa Garden captivate
  33. 33. Text and confound Behind, Dominique Annarelli
  34. 34. Diamond Heart, Lillian Sizemore
  35. 35. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Pippa Murray
  36. 36. mosaics are a compass, our guide they mirror the times Bay Area Discovery Museum, Pippa Murray
  37. 37. Text politics Obama Mosaic, Mike Mandel
  38. 38. renegades Mosaic Graffiti, Paris
  39. 39. urban archeology Asphalt Mosaics: the Grace and the Grit Laurel True Lancaster 400
  40. 40. spinouts Skidmark/E. 7th at Derby Laurel True
  41. 41. what is beauty? Crack/Peterson at Chapman Laurel True
  42. 42. mosaic and pattern— expression for the ages all ages!
  43. 43. thanks for watching www.sfmosaic.com

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