The word “mosaic” comes from the Old French mosaicq “mosaic work,” from the Italian mosaico, and from Medieval Latin musaicum “mosaic work, work of the Muses.” Medieval mosaics were often dedicated to the Muses.
Now you know.
You know, either by my confessions or by observing, that I strive for completion. I want EVERY example of something.
This is a weakness, if not an illness. I cannot and will not succumb to this inclination. I will be content with presenting some mosaics that I have seen strolling around Berkeley and not demand of myself that I find all mosaics in Berkeley. Progress!
I have shown mosaics in other posts. I acknowledge two of them here.
First, my post about Marion Fredman’s found-object art on Oakridge Path and Tunnel Road.
I have many many mosaic photos. Most are not really good photos. I admit it. Here are some that are passable:
To close big:
Along Pinnacle Path next to 979 Regal, honoring the life of Irene Juniper. it is glorious.
There are more, many more. I know. And:
There is the Institute of Mosaic Art at 805 Allston Way. Great things there.
But look at me, look how I have grown! I don’t need them all. I could promise to do a second post with more. Would that help?
When I took the photos to show my friend he was hanging a framed Czech poster from the collection of Zabriskie Point posters that Gabby had sent him. I helped him hang it and then we went over the photos. What did he think?