The wonderful artworks of Isaiah Zagar are scattered all across South Philadelphia, and I should know because I've seen 'em hundreds of times. (Start at 4th & South Street!) Gigantic murals peppered with brightly colored tiles and thousands of mirror shards ... and when you step back from the massive murals (or if you peer in real close), Mr. Zagar's artworks hit you with all sorts of strange new details. I think that native Philadelphians probably take these exhibits for granted, but I think they're the coolest sort of art imaginable: Vibrant, emotional, perpetually evolving masterpieces.
But before last week, I had NO IDEA who created all these awesome pieces. Then I read the plot synopsis for a documentary called In a Dream. You're telling me that all these fantastic walls were done by one guy? Wow.