I need to put aside our photo mosaic talk for this post because this is just an amazing story that needs to be shared. My New York readers might know him from his work on sidewalks, stoops, and planters; the Mosaic Man’s work is widely acclaimed. After serving in Vietnam, Jim Power briefly worked in construction and lived on the streets, making his first mosaic pole in 1988. He was then coined Mosaic Man by the Village Voice. He’s since designed seven mosaic light poles for his Astor Place community.