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Local mosaic artist Mark Brody will lead a mosaic class in Tualatin next week, registration open In the basement studio of Mark Brody's Southeast Portland home is a mosaic-in-progress of the city, all mapped out and topographically accurate,... Soon, it will hang in Portland Community Colleges Southeast Campus, but not before Brody puts in a few more hours of work. Thats the problem with this medium, he said. It takes so much time that his ideas outweigh the speed at which he can work. Luckily for the 50-year-old artist, hes constantly learning and evolving his process, and hes helping others learn and evolve, too. Next week, from July 22-24, Brody will teach a mosaic class hosted by the Tualatin Public Library at the Browns Ferry Community Center. I think adults are kind of battered in their own way of not enjoying artwork, or not understanding that they can be artists, Brody said. Its kind of giving them a chance to succeed with their art. I dont let people walk out with unfinished pieces. As an artist-in-residence, Brody has not only helped adults harness their artistic talents, but children, too. Locally, hes taught mosaic at Bridgeport Elementary, and even has a nationally award-winning mosaic piece hanging in the library, titled Diving into a Book. On top of that, Brody had his own book, Mosaic Garden Projects , published by Timber Press and released in February. With so much experience, itd be easy to assume that Brody has been a mosaic artist since he could talk. However, he began his art journey as an illustrator, then a sculptor, and stumbled upon mosaic through practical means. I came to mosaics through construction as well as art. So I learned about the materials first and came back to that in this art form, he said. The construction project that prompted his learning was a successful attempt to build a house out of used car tires with his wife in New Mexico. Built in the early 1990s, they lived there for five years before having kids and ultimately moving back to Oregon. It was just a great experience, because I could never do it again, but it taught me a lot, Brody said. Then, when I came back to Portland to start anew as an artist, I had that experience behind me. Already, Brody had the experience of selling his handmade jester hats and illustrated greeting cards at the Portland Saturday Market. he had a degree from Lewis. Source: portlandtribune.com
Campaigners feared that parts of the mosaic artwork, installed in 1984, would be lost during the expansion work on the London Underground station ahead of the opening of Crossrail services in 2018. Transport for London (TfL) worked with... However, the arches over the escalators, a key part of Paolozzi’s comprehensive design, were demolished earlier this year, and many feared the designs would be lost. Campaigners at the Twentieth Century Society contacted the University of Edinburgh, whose art collection includes about 150 Paolozzi works, about salvaging the mosaics. The university agreed to acquire the pieces and the mosaics will be disassembled and taken to its collection at the Edinburgh College of Art, where Paolozzi studied in 1943 and later became visiting professor. During the next few years the pieces will be photographed and digitally mapped so experts can virtually reconstruct the work. Students, researchers and conservators will then physically reassemble the mosaics, which will go on display. A spokesman described it as like reassembling “a massive jigsaw puzzle”. Neil Lebeter, curator of the university’s art collections, said: “The mosaics will be a very important addition to the art collection both in terms of Paolozzi’s significance and his links to Edinburgh. It is currently unclear where the completed work will be installed, but the university hopes to secure an outdoor spot for its public display. Toby Treves of the Paolozzi Foundation said the artist’s work at Tottenham Court Road station “has delighted Tube passengers for more than 30 years. The work with Edinburgh will provide a fitting home for the pieces that could not be accommodated at the station. The Twentieth Century Society wanted to try to retain the arches on site. But senior conservation adviser Henrietta Billings said: “We are very pleased that they will once again be on public display. Source: www.independent.co.uk
Eduardo Paolozzi's iconic mosaic arches at London's Tottenham Court Road underground station have been saved after the University of Edinburgh agreed to acquire the artwork. Transport for London (TfL), operator of the British capital's underground rail network, was heavily criticized in February for demolishing three mosaic-covered arches over the station's escalators valued at £100,000 ($156,500) during modernization... However, TfL has since worked together with conservators to keep the remaining 95 percent of the original mosaic intact. According to the Independent , campaigners at the 20th Century Society contacted the University of Edinburgh to persuade them to give the mosaic a new home in Scotland. The university already counts around 150 Paolozzi works to its art collection. The artist has strong ties to the institution, having enrolled at the university in 1943 and later working at the university as a visiting professor. Neil Lebeter, curator of the university's art collection told the Independent, “The mosaics will be a very important addition to the art collection both in terms of Paolozzi's significance and his links to Edinburgh. Toby Treves of the Paolozzi Foundation added, “The work with Edinburgh will provide a fitting home for the pieces that could not be accommodated at the station. Although the 20th Century Society campaigned to have the works preserved at the station, senior conservation advisor Henrietta Billings conceded, “We are very pleased that they will once again be on public display. The mosaic must now be photographed and digitally mapped before it will be shipped to Scotland, where it will be painstakingly reassembled by a team of experts in a process which a spokesman likened to reassembling “a massive jigsaw puzzle. Follow artnet News on Facebook. Source: news.artnet.com
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TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mark Brody found mosaic art by accident, but never In the basement studio of Mark Brody's Southeast Portland home is a mosaic-in-progress of the city, all mapped out and topographically accurate, complete with raised
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