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Lecture: “Exploring the Lod Mosaic: Past and Present”
Florence Gould Theater
A special lecture about the Lod Mosaic from a mosaic maker's point of view.
Artist and mosaic scholar Lillian Sizemore will explain the methods and designs used to create the massive A.D. 300 Lod mosaic. In this illustrated presentation, Lillian introduces the ancient methods used to transfer the underlying design and how the pavements were built. Lillian’s research will show how the Lod mosaic reveals more that what meets the eye, and how ancient patterning still informs our thinking today.
Lillian Sizemore has studied at the prestigious Studio Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy, and the University of Bologna and holds degrees in Fine Art and Italian from Indiana University. As a professional artist, educator, and independent scholar, she is a faculty member at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland and a frequent artist-lecturer at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles. Her current work combines geometric pattern with the mandala form in stone, glass, and minerals in rhythmic combination. Her mosaics are featured in several books and magazines, including Mosaic Techniques and Traditions and Mosaic Art and Style. Lillian has traveled widely, studying mosaic sites around the world. She authored A Guide to Mosaic Sites: San Francisco, a walker’s guide to publicly accessible mosaic sites. She maintains an active studio in Sausalito and chronicles her work on her websites and blog:www.lilliansizemore.com, www.sfmosaic.com, www.sfmosaic.wordpress.com
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