VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #187: We Had A “Mosaic Man” To Work Our Hoods

Jim Powers – “homeless and at the mercy of [his] talents” – has been creating mosaics on the streets of New York’s Lower East Side for nearly three decades. His “mosaic trail” is made up of 80 light posts representing “the East Village as an artistic community.” We have a quite a few mosaics brightening the sidewalks and telling stories here in East Van, but it would be awesome to see more of them in other neighbourhoods. Of course this dude – a Vietnam veteran – would probably get arrested for mischief within minutes if he started working in Dundarave or South Granville, but whatever. Powers’ story is a great one nonetheless, and a fair reminder of how Rudy Giuliani is a total dork (via).

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