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Anyone who knows Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar will tell you that he is a storyteller at heart.
His stories are told through the jagged and shimmering pieces of tile, glass and what some would consider garbage that he has arranged into large-scale mosaic masterpieces. They can be found on over public walls throughout the city and beyond — having recently finished the San Luis Potosi Mural Project in Mexico. During the s, Zagar was part of a group of artists and young entrepreneurs working out of South Street.
Together, during a time that would be Green Bay WI dating scams on the internet as the South Street Renaissance, they strived to breathe life into what had become a dismal area in Philadelphia. For Isaiah, that meant the beginnings of his unique way of visual storytelling. A in painting and graphics.
In the mids, Zagar, along with his wife Julia, spent three years in Peru volunteering for the Peace Corps. While in Peru, Isaiah was Clarksville first date ideas by the tradition of Gothenburg hookups art and its artists. When he and his wife had moved back to South Street inZagar, who had a long history of struggling with undiagnosed bipolar disorder, suffered a crippling nervous breakdown.
Aligned with his spiritual beliefs, Zagar was determined to use this moment in his life as a springboard into new growth. The mosaics served as a vehicle for that discovery.
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Zagar has spiritual revelations when working. That fluid sense of spirituality is something that comes out in many of the images in his mosaics. When he began to mosaic the building that in now PMG, he was met with a mix of public opinions. But Zagar took the criticism as best he could.
A strong belief that what he was doing was important to the art world and to Philadelphia dating customs in Port Arthur TX Zagar the strength to continue on.
Its been called visual pollution. His work strives to tell the history of the community and his life.
In much of his work, one can dating in richards Paterson the people the Zagar has chosen to immortalize woven alongside depictions of animals and winding shapes. When Zagar is crafting his pieces, he is unequivocally occupied in his mind. When using his hands to position tiles or paint, no distraction is worth his focus.
He is utterly devoted to making his work stand out on the streets both by means of their size and their content. It always stops people in their tracks.
He has also been a part of the South Street community for almost half a century. He has watched the neighborhood change from decade to decade and can safely say that he was part of that change.
He has been and is an integral part of the community and the community has been an equally important part of him and of his art. He often will put characters from his neighborhood into the mosaics directly and chatroulette Bronx NY roulette free their stories or their narratives, she said.
Zagar is, no doubt, an artistic pillar of the South Street community. Whenever he walks casually to Whole Foods for lunch or to PMG to work in his studio, passersby usually nod or say hello. They do it out of respect. Zagar has made the streets adult date Lakeland South Philadelphia his own personal canvas.
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