One of the many wonderful characters in the East Village, Jim "The Mosaic Man" Power, has gotten himself another online tribute. And unlike the slightly-longer 2010 documentary short on the occasionally homeless, definitely talented, artist this one includes some interesting explanations of the symbolism behind his famous lamposts (along with some great archival footage):
We've been admiring Power's work for decades now and for whatever reason didn't know about some of those meanings. But of course the pole outside of the late Van Daag is a tribute to The Fillmore East, among other examples. Learn something new everyday!
This latest Power tribute comes from Etsy, where Power has recently been selling lovely mosaic belt buckles to help pay the bills— buckles which you really should consider buying if you want to support Power in his efforts to keep the East Village's unique culture unique.