lampost art

The snow has finally melted away uncovering the sidewalks and revealing things. I’ve always found it curious that people like to use the bases of lamposts as a canvas. In our neighborhood, it is a common sight to see embellished lamposts.

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I liked that the bike chain left on the post was covered in pink velvet

I liked that the bike chain left on the post was covered in pink velvet

Elaborate lampost art on the Mosaic Trail on the left. And a whimsical Harry Potter tag on the right

Elaborate lampost art on the Mosaic Trail on the left. And a whimsical Harry Potter tag on the right

The master of the adorned lampost is Jim Power, aka, the Mosaic Man. Jim is a neighborhood artist that has been working in the community for decades. You can learn about him and support his on-going project by going to The Mosaic Man – Jim Power and his Mosaic Trail.

I ran into Jim last summer while he was out working on the Mosaic Trail

I ran into Jim last summer while he was out working on the Mosaic Trail

4 thoughts on “lampost art

  1. Hello Iliana, I just love all your stuff you publish from The nest! Here is an image of Jim as a middle aged, strong, controversial, anti drug artist/activist!can you put that image up? i just about am as home sick as i can get! never mind that I love my life down here since it’s a place I can survive and get out strong! It still is by ‘Doctor’s Order’ that I am here! Hope to start heading north in the middle of May… keep up the positive info, Love to you and your family, Marlis

  2. Dear Ileana – I’m with Marlis! I love viewing your Loisaida Nest posts of our beloved ‘hood, always. The lampposts are so sweet, as is the photo of Jim Power beside the “GANGSTER” lamppost! I have some photos of art along the bikeways I’ll share with you when I get a chance. Would love to see you soon! xoxo, Elizabeth

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