Surfing Madonna

Artist working on follow up to Surfing Madonna mosaic

Artist working on follow up to Surfing Madonna mosaic

ENCINITAS — Soon, a spot in North County will be graced with a Surfing Madonna companion piece. Exactly where is anyone’s guess.

Mosaic gives back to city

Mosaic gives back to city

ENCINITAS — As a piece of underground artwork surreptitiously installed on a city overpass, artist Mark Patterson never anticipated his mosaic to have become as relevant a part of the community that it has.

Running to save the ocean

Running to save the ocean

Thousands of runners and walkers turn out for the inaugural Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean 5 and 10 K run/walk at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday.

Surfing Madonna finds new home on Encinitas Boulevard

Surfing Madonna finds new home on Encinitas Boulevard

ENCINITAS — The Surfing Madonna is back where it started — well, almost.

Surfing Madonna 5&10K headed for the shore

Surfing Madonna 5&10K headed for the shore

ENCINITAS — The Surfing Madonna has inspired a song, a wine label and now a 5-10K run that’s slated for Nov. 16.

Iconic mosaic has place to call home

Iconic mosaic has place to call home

LEUCADIA — The future of the mosaic that brought international recognition to a relatively quiet corner of the world is now solidified.

‘Madonna’ closer to public display

‘Madonna’ closer to public display

ENCINITAS —  The audience erupted into applause as the City Council voted unanimously to accept the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic in the form of a loan to the city and support it’s installation near the entrance to Moonlight Beach. The vote to accept the recommendation of the city’s Arts Commission to place the piece of art […]