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Jim and Jessie at work on 2nd Avenue and St. Mark’s Place on Tuesday.

Such a colorful shot.

Photo by Danny Bright

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Check out The Official Mosaic Man Collection on Etsy and CafePress for belt buckles, t-shirts (like the one Jim’s wearing above) 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 fully tax-deductible donation here.

Hey!

Will be out on the Trail along St. Mark’s Place all week.

Come say hello.

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Or you can make a donation here.

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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Or you can make a donation here.

Hi!

Photo via Creative Time

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Or you can make a donation here.

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YOU GUYS!!! Check out this AWESOME photo album of Jim’s work courtesy of the Yenta Laureate! Much, much more inside!!!

Just wow. All in a day’s work…

THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT, FOLKS!!!

MOSAIC THE CITY! 

MOSAIC AMERICA!!

MOSAIC THE WORLD!!!

:-D

Donate here to help rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” on Indiegogo!

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I’ll get you my pretty…

Wizard of Oz-themed lightpole by Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man.

Photos via The Dusty Rebel. More shots here.

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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 fully tax-deductible donation here.

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.

Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, Launches a Rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” Campaign on Crowdfunding Site, Indiegogo

NEW YORK, April 29th, 2013 – Renowned New York City artist Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, today launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild his famous Mosaic Trail on Indiegogo, a leading international crowdfunding platform and community.

About the campaign:

For over 25 years, Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, has created one of the largest and longest lasting public arts projects with his Legendary Mosaic Trail. The trail of whimsical mosaic designs on lamp poles, planters, sidewalks and storefronts throughout New York City are some of the most recognizable and universally acclaimed works by a local artist. The various pieces are often dedicated to an historical event, person, or landmark, i.e. 9/11 or the former Fillmore East, or simply act as sign-posts and markers. The works are, for the most part, created using recycled materials, built to last, unique to the city, and add a great deal to the quality of life in the neighborhood. In 1988, Jim was authorized by the DOT to build up to 80 light poles. In 2004, he was inducted into the City Lore Peoples Hall of Fame and received an official proclamation from Mayor Bloomberg recognizing him for his selfless contribution to the city. Over the years, Jim’s work has been featured in countless television programs, newspapers, books and magazines worldwide.

All that, and Jim has never received any significant funding for his project from the city or outside groups. And, unfortunately, due to vandalism and destruction, only about a quarter of the lamp posts that make up the original trail are still fully intact.

So, he turns to you…

Now, you can help support the rebuilding of The Legendary Mosaic Trail!

Proceeds from the campaign will go toward supporting all facets of the rebuilding of the trail.

Not only will contributors help support the rebuilding of a part of New York City history, but they will also receive exciting and unique perks related to the trail itself, from stickers or T-shirts featuring Power’s designs, to one-of-a-kind original pieces of art or “artwear,” to opportunities to have your image or brand included on a pole for all to see!

The campaign is the culmination of several years of work by Power and his cohorts to build up visibility about his work on the trail and its impact on the city. The trail as a whole tells the story of an ever-changing neighborhood, what came before, what’s here now, and perhaps what will be in the future.

Power has often said that he is not out for fame. He feels he has a “responsibility to the people who love this work.” He makes his art “for the community that he loves and that loves him so dearly in return.” He is thankful for the continued support from the public throughout the years, and this campaign is the latest way for people to bea part of something big and help Jim see his vision through.

“We’ve got over 50,000 people on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. If everyone gave just a few bucks, we could do this and the world wouldn’t know what him ‘em!” says Power.

The campaign lasts through Friday, May 24th, 11:59PM PT.

You can read more about the campaign, view the exciting perks available, and donate here.

@mosaicmannyc Responsible for making #NYC streets more interesting. twitter.com/ddvideoedit/st…

— DDM_DIGITAL (@ddvideoedit)

April 20, 2013

GREAT shot!!!

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Or you can make a donation here.

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NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 – Famed artist Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, selected as a “Featured Maker” at the first ever Etsy Holiday Popup Shop running from November 29 – December 8 in New York City. Located at 131 Greene Street in SoHo, the shop will feature a broad selection of products from across the Etsy marketplace, as well as hosting events and music each day. Additionally, for each of the 10 days, the shop will host a different Maker in its front window. This will give New Yorkers a glimpse into each artist’s creative process.

Jim, who operates a shop on Etsy featuring his one-of-a-kind line of mosaic “artwear” jumped at the opportunity.

“This is big time,” Power said, himself quite amazed at the turnout, and the fact that he was able to put together the 4’ x 6’ piece in just a matter of days. “My hands will be cut up after this one! That’s a lot of glass,” he added.

Jim’s latest masterpiece is a tribute to the city he calls home. “It’s a Mosaic Trail leading to The Big Apple!”

In addition to being chosen to build an original work of art, Jim had several of his mosaic belt buckles hand-picked by the Etsy Holiday Shop curators to be sold at the store. 

Jim, along with his long-time collaborator, Lorraine Connelly, will be at the store on Friday, November 30, to put the finishing touches on his “Big Apple” mosaic. Feel free to stop by then or any time during the shop’s run to see Jim’s work, as well as hundreds of items from other Etsy Makers. Find unique gifts for the holidays and support independent artists!

The Etsy Holiday Shop

131 Greene Street, SoHo

New York, NY 10012

The store dates and hours of operation are:

Dates: November 29 – December 8

Times: 10am - 10pm daily

About the Etsy Holiday Shop:

• This year to celebrate Etsy is hosting its first brick-and-mortar holiday shop. From November 29 - December 8, in New York City’s Soho district, the store will not only help shoppers find special, high-quality gifts for their loved ones but share the stories of the talented Etsy sellers. 

• The shop is a celebration of the spirit of Etsy - handmade & vintage, craftsmanship, one-of-a-kind*, personal, quality

• The products in the store are unique presents - as the Etsy holiday ads say, “give the gifts that get them”.

• Items have been bought at full price by Etsy and will be resold to the public at no additional cost, meaning this is a great way to support independent artists.

• Gift Curators are individuals with distinctive style who are showing you how Etsy has items that fit their personality.

• Programming is a broad look at what the Etsy community is all about - fun, sharing, inspiration, curiosity, creativity, imagination, skill

• Featured sellers were chosen for their beautiful work and their personal story of being an Etsy seller. They are in the store to help customers connect with the individuals behind the products, and to see the level of craft that goes into each product.

• Etsy “gift guides” helpers are there to connect you directly with the thousands of sellers and products we didn’t have space to put in the store. The shop is a selection to help customers understand the breadth of Etsy but it doesn’t explore the depth. For every leather bag in the shop, there are dozens more online. Our helpers can show you what else is available, help you find something great for the person who is hard to buy for, and just to explore and learn more about Etsy.com.

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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 fully tax-deductible donation here.

The People’s Pole!!!

On Avenue A & St. Mark’s Place, just outside the entrance to Tompkins Square Park.

For everyone who donated $100 to get your picture on a pole, THANK YOU!!!

The People’s Pole is here!!!

Recall:

Donate $100 to the Rebuilding of the Mosaic Trail and get your picture on a tile to be used on a future lamp pole!!!

We know - AWESOME!?!

:-D

Literally become part of the trail itself. And Jim has mastered his technique over the years, so these new poles will be built to last!

“With the glue I’m using, these things will stand through a nuclear blast!” he says.

You’ll be able to walk along the Trail years from now and show your grandkids!

See the video above for an idea. Use a headshot, a logo, etc. Whatever you want!

Your picture. On a tile. Forever.

Boom.

Just give a 100 bucks. Do it!

Thanks in advance!

The Indiegogo campaign has ended, BUT THE FUNDRAISING HAS NOT!

;-)

Turns out you don’t need a cutesy named website to crowdfund when you can just direct people to your own site. (About 98% of the people who donated to the campaign were locals, or friends of Jim anyway. Cut out the middle man, right?)

If you hadn’t noticed, Jim’s had a Donation button on the right side of the site here since the beginning. Go ahead. Click it.

And donate to help support the continued rebuilding of The Legendary Mosaic Trail!!!

http://mosaicmannyc.com/donate

You can pay by PayPal, credit/debit card or your bank account.

Simple!

Remember, give $100 and get your own tile on The People’s Pole!!!

Great write-up by the Beehive Hairdresser on Jim’s work at the Etsy Holiday Pop-up Shop last week.

Jim Power, The Mosaic Man

Click through for more.

Note: The donation link in the article is broken. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to help support Jim’s work on The Mosaic Trail, click here.

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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.

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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)

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A belated Happy New Year!

A lot of exciting things in store! 2013 actually marks the 25th Anniversary of the Village Voice coining the name “Mosaic Man” for Jim!

Stay tuned. 

To kick things off, some wonderful new designs are available in The Official Mosaic Man Belt Buckle Collection on Etsy

And! 

Use Coupon Code ‘MOSAICMAN25’ at checkout for 25% Off your order!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicManNYC

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Like Jim on Facebook or Follow him on Pinterest and Twitter @MosaicManNYC

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 fully tax-deductible donation here.

INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN UPDATE: LET’S TALK ABOUT PERKS, BABY!

BIG THANKS to all the early backers, and everyone else who has helped spread the word about the rebuilding of The Legendary Mosaic Trail!

You can give as little as $5, so do whatever you can to support the campaign!

Give just $25 and receive a sticker featuring one of Jim’s designs made especially for the campaign! Jim has something special cooked up, so contribute today!

Now, let’s talk about the premium perks!

We’ll give each of the big time perks their due over the next few days.

First up:

Give $100 and get your picture on a tile to be used on a future lamp pole!!!

We know - AWESOME!?!

:-D

Literally become part of the trail itself. And Jim has mastered his technique over the years, so these new poles will be built to last!

“With the glue I’m using, these things will stand through a nuclear blast!” he says.

You’ll be able to walk along the Trail years from now and show your grandkids!

See the image above for an idea. Use a headshot, a logo, etc. Whatever you want!

Your picture. On a tile. Forever.

Boom.

Just give a 100 bucks. Do it!

Thanks in advance!

Donate here to help rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” on Indiegogo.

Previously:

Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, Launches a Rebuild “The Legendary Mosaic Trail” Campaign on Crowdfunding Site, Indiegogo

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Jim Power, aka The Mosaic Man, putting the finishing touches on his latest mural project at 47 E. Third St, just in from 2nd Ave in the East Village.

The owners of the building, Alistair and Catherine Economakis, commissioned Jim to build the decorative mosaics after they saw his work at The Bean next door.

Alistair actually assisted with the design and Jim used some of the leftover marble tile that remained following the Economakis’s gut renovation of the building.

E. Third St becoming something of a “Mosaic Row,” with Jim leaving his mark up and down the block.

Be sure to check out Jim’s newest masterpiece when you get a chance!

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Or you can make a fully tax-deductible donation here.

One of [if not the] earliest write-ups on Jim by the local NYC press.

Click the image above to read “This Viet vet is as steady as a rock” from The NY Daily News, originally printed Monday, October 21, 1985.

Jim, clever as always:

While Donald Trump is doing the skyline, I’m doing the streets.“

And notice, no mention of his nom de guerre, ‘Mosaic Man.’ That would come later…

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Or you can make a fully tax-deductible donation here.

Live Interview at Woodstock '94
  • Live Interview at Woodstock '94
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Click play to hear an on-site interview with Jim Power, “The Mosaic Man,” from Woodstock ‘94. Recorded August 13, 1994, 19 years ago today.

(via The Woodstock '94 Internet Multimedia Center by The WELL)

Check out that site! Prepare for a blast from the past!

About the project:

From August 12-14, 1994, The WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link) had a tent available on-site at the Woodstock '94 concert. As you will see, concert goers could share their experiences with the then-small world of Internet users.

This site was created during Woodstock '94 by on-site participants, WELL users, and the Internet community. What was created here during Woodstock '94 will remain on the Internet as an archive for generations of rock n’ roll lovers to savor.

This 1994 project represents one of the early public Internet access events on the 'net. A group of Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (better known as The WELL) staffers set up free 'net terminals in the mud at Woodstock II. This gave many people a first glimpse of the “information superhighway” they had heard about. Few people had access to see web pages, and even among those who were already wired, slow modems and connections made large unexpected images a slow, hanging curse, so “downloading” images was a big deal.

There was no web interface to The WELL’s conferences at that time, so a WELL user’s perl script provided a way to dump content into rudimentary early HTML every few hours, allowing the discussions to be readable long before there was web forum software.

So travel in time, back to Woodstock II (and in the discussions, to memories of some who were at the first Woodstock in '69)…and savor the primitive web of the Mosaic• era!

• - The author is referring to the Mosaic browser, but ha! How fitting!

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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.