This art environment is a mosaicked gallery space and community arts center. Isaiah Zagar is the artist who created the Magic Gardens. Zagar has devoted himself to beautifying the South street neighborhood in Philly since the 1960’s. He started working on the Magic Gardens in 1994 and it took him about 14 years to create the project. The imagery refers to his family as well as events throughout history such as the 9/11 tragedy. The center is fully tiled from head to toe and filled with not only mosaicked tiles, but found objects such as bottles, bicycle wheels and sculptures. We had fun exploring the garden and I wanted to share some images taken from this beautiful place.
All Images © 2013 L.J. Hancock