Saturday, March 01, 2008
Befitting a tropical people in a cosmopolitan city, Manny Vega's work draws on various traditions:
With nothing more than a pair of pliers, thick fingers and boundless patience, he transforms thousands of stubby tiles of stone and glass into glimmering mosaic portraits of poets, drummers, mothers and sons. By the end of the workday, he has to plunge his numb, dust-covered hands into hot water to revive them.
courtesy of NYT
In Mosaics, an Artist’s Lasting Impression
NYT February 25, 2008
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