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116 Days ’til 40: Little Known Artists

28 Oct

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to meet one of my fourth cousins.  She lives about three hours north of us.  As my partner also has a cousin in the area, it was a perfect trip – we were able to see everyone.  I was very excited to find my cousin, as I have no other family members who live in this area of the world.  While we were visiting my cousin we walked around her community.  One home in the community was filled with gorgeous mosaic art (along with a garden outside the home).  Meir Davidson, the artist who filled this home from end to end with gorgeous mosaic art is no longer alive, but his children maintain the home and share their father’s art with those visitors who are lucky enough to be introduced to it.

I love the piece that is pictured above, as it reminds me of my daughter :).  As my readers may never stumble upon this gorgeous community and the work of this wonderful artist, I will share a few more photos below – have a happy Sunday!

Today, 116 days ’til 40, I pause and am thankful for all the art that enters our lives – and I am reminded that often the greatest of artists are unknown, and in our own backyard.

~400daystil40

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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in attitude, Health, mental health

 

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27 responses to “116 Days ’til 40: Little Known Artists

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    October 28, 2012 at 00:07

    awesome stuff thank you for posting it! you are a food artist aren’t you?? ;-)

     
  2. walkwiththerabbi

    October 28, 2012 at 00:17

    Truly a magical moment. Thank you so very much for sharing this. Stunning!

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:42

      You are so welcome! I felt very lucky to get to see this collection.

       
  3. dogdaz

    October 28, 2012 at 01:58

    <3 <3 <3 <3 Thanks for sharing. I want some for my yard!

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:42

      Yes, me too! The artist is no longer alive and the entire collection is in his home, now a small museum…..

       
  4. appletonavenue

    October 28, 2012 at 03:18

    As a mosaicist I love these. I would love to know how the artist created the frame for the mosaics if you know.

     
  5. Valley Brown

    October 28, 2012 at 04:33

    Wonderful post about creative expression for daily life. I shared it on FB, too. Thank you.

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:41

      Thank you, and thank you for sharing it! :)

       
  6. Pamela Goode

    October 28, 2012 at 05:27

    LOVE these mosaics! I’ve been a mosaic artist for a long time, and I’ve never heard of Meir Davidson. I’m so thankful for the introduction!

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:41

      You are welcome! His work is a hidden treasure and most have never heard of him….. which is really quite sad because he was very talented.

       
  7. Another Thousand Words

    October 28, 2012 at 17:49

    Such beautiful craftsmanship and conception in all the images, 400…what wonderful mosaics, something I’ve never attempted :(….

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:39

      Yes, as I looked at his work it made me want to try to make mosaics!

       
  8. saymber

    October 28, 2012 at 17:53

    They look like art from a long time ago, especially the second picture. I want to eventually buy some large clay pots and “mosaic them” for our front porch. Thanks for sharing this.

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:39

      I know the artist is no longer alive, but I am not sure how long ago he created these wonderful pieces.

       
  9. Mari

    October 28, 2012 at 18:11

    Wow!! It is stunning and unique!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, as you are right, most of us may never get to see it otherwise.

    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! :D

    -Mari

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 28, 2012 at 20:38

      Yes, that is why it was so fun to post his work!

       
  10. Viveka

    October 28, 2012 at 21:33

    Not my taste … and all the figures in the garden … will scare the life out of my friends – still I admire the job that has gone into those pieces.

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 29, 2012 at 18:16

      I love that about art – that what one person loves another person may hate….. it makes us all so unique! :)

       
  11. Spider42

    October 31, 2012 at 12:02

    Very unique and genuinely interesting.
    Thanks so much for sharing, it is highly unlikely I’ll find my way to this place anytime soon unless chance favours it for me :)
    Cheers.

     
    • 400daystil40

      October 31, 2012 at 22:14

      I am guessing most people will not find there way here soon – that is why I love it… one of those beautiful hidden treasures in life that only a few people find!

       
      • Spider42

        November 1, 2012 at 11:46

        It’s both sad that more won’t share it and at the same time better that it stays low key. Catch-22-ish situation.

         
  12. knitxpressions

    November 1, 2012 at 10:53

    Thank you for sharing these lovely mosaic pieces. The second one reminds me of Australian aboriginal art, very nice!

     
    • 400daystil40

      November 1, 2012 at 22:17

      You are welcome – we really enjoyed them!

       

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