Monday, January 18, 2010

Not All Mosaics are Works of Art

This adorns the exterior wall of the Fun Fish Market in Redondo Beach. I suspect that the word "fun" has a slightly different connotation in Korean than in English. That's my explanation of why a warehouse-sized counter-service restaurant with huge lobster and crab tanks would call their place "Fun Fish Market." Arcade games do not line the walls, nor are there strolling magicians blowing up balloon animals for the kiddies. I suppose cracking open crabs can be considered fun...especially if one is properly primed with beer. But all in all, Fun Fish Market seems a very odd name.

As for the tile mosaic, I have no idea who designed it. A "faux mosaic" of a giant crab lines a wall inside the restaurant. Looks to me like a gigantic decal laid over pipes and anything else. Here's a shot.


3 comments:

Spider said...

I appreciate all attempts at original art. Will it survive the centuries? no but I would like to see it in my neighborhood.

Spider said...

I appreciate all attempts at original art. Will it survive the centuries? no but I would like to see it in my neighborhood.

Judy Herman said...

Oh, oh. I discovered your blog, Vickey. This could be addictive.