Here's a link to a very brief article by Marie Kohler that appeared in ExpressMilwaukee.com, an online newspaper, Feb 23, 2010 about the mosaics and the artists who designed and produced them, Miami-based artist Carlos Alves and partner/wife JC Carroll, if you want to learn a little bit more. According to this article "Alves created the individual ceramic images in his South Beach studio. Then he and his wife shopped Milwaukee stores for tiles later shattered into thousands of pieces for brilliant background fields. “Chip it, smash it. Put it back together and give it a whole new life,” Alves says. The shards glow in their new terrazzo settings, a galaxy of jewel-box gems."
And here's my photo essay of some of these works of art. Click on each photo to see the whole image.
|Museums - Milwaukee Art Museum in particular/Cultural Offerings|
|Churches, Domes and Spires|
|Houses/Neighborhoods and hall|
|Houses/Neighborhoods close up|
|Map Locator of the various Mosaics|
|Map of State indicating where Milwaukee's products come from|