I had read about the Mosaic House when doing some research for Chiswick Park underground station but I had no idea that it would be such an amazing work of art. I decided it needed a post all to itself.
The house is home to artist Carrie Reichardt who wanted to create a piece of public art that was uncensored so she decided to use her own home as her canvas. Both the back and front of the house are covered with pieces of coloured tiling. The design tells numerous stories and features work from some of the world's best mosaic artists. It has taken over twenty years to complete.
This black cab outside the house is also completely covered in mosaics. It is known as the 'Voodoo Zulu Liberation Taxi'. It was hoped that this travelling mosaic would raise the awareness of the incarceration of an American prisoner called Kenny 'Zulu' Whitmore. He spent 36 years in solitary confinement.
Outside the house are two vehicles. This bright orange one is the Tiki Love Truck. It commemorates John Joe Ash Amador who was sentenced to death in Texas. It is part of the artist's art campaign against the death penalty. The truck was originally exhibited at the V and A museum.