Last month I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Robert Maloney invited me to be a guest speaker in his Experimental/Mixed Media class that he teaches in the BFA program. I first connected with Bob when I saw his work featured in the May/June 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. I was immediately taken by his work and asked him to contribute to my book The Pulse of Mixed Media.
This piece, as well as several others, are a part of my current exhibition The Pulse Project, running through the month of April 2015 at The Empty Space Project gallery in Putnam, CT.
Wish you all could see these in person. The work is stunning...especially in the details.
After talking to the class about my experiences as a mixed media artist, I had a conversation with one of the students, JL Mathis. I had the opportunity to see her work in person and was quite impressed. A sculpture who works with recycled materials, each of her pieces is quite unique and directly connected to her concerns about the plight of different animal species. Her use of materials that are specific to the issues behind each piece is inspired and you can read more about each one on her website.
The Price of Pets
Head Full of Teeth