Thursday, December 6, 2007

Artist at Work

In the New York City subway system there are many beautiful mosaics. I've always admired them, but today was the first time I've ever seen an artist creating one. This guy was in the subway station at 42nd Street Times Square and was working on a new mosaic. It was interesting to watch him work. He must have more patience than me!

11 comments:

• Eliane • said...

Ahaaaa!!! That's why they were repainting this w.e.! You'll have to post the finished product!

DaveM said...

I wonder if he does jigsaws in his spare time?

nazzareno said...

I like the photo and I like the spirit that animates yourself during your city moves...

Gudl said...

Very cool! Yes, he needs a lot of patience, but isn't it a great thought to have your art work on the wall there for ... let's say, a long time?

John Roberts said...

Maybe wearing an orange vest while working on art is the secret! I'll have to try that, ;-)

Gardener Greg said...

He isn't what I pictured the artist to look like. My sister just returned from the City. This weekend I will meet with her and hear all about it.

Moi said...

how cool that u gotta see it being created....i too would have loved to!

marley said...

Nice to see an artist at work. Lori, please post a photo of the finished article.

Wanda said...

Wow, how very interesting is that! Wondered how they did it.

Yes, post the finished wall. :)

Ming the Merciless said...

OMG, I saw the walls covered in plastic about a week or so ago. I guess they finally got the mosaic work started.

Would love the see the finished work.

Palm Axis said...

I wonder if the white tile background was a preexisting feature. Did the artist have to remove then to cut out the shape for the mosaic he's working on in the photo? I'd have to say that thats not how i thought it was done. Curious.