Brushes, Hammers, Paste and Nails
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Added by Stephen Mead on January 30, 2017 at 7:05pm — No Comments
Added by Stephen Mead on December 31, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments
I am not a social animal savvy with media today but I have posted the following here and there:
"I humbly submit the image below "Embraced by Grace (For the Upstairs Lounge)" to send love and healing to the victims and loved ones of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida. The only legacy I can think of at the moment, against terrorism, is love. If anyone has (or had) LGBT loved ones and would like to share their stories via letters,…Continue
Added by Stephen Mead on June 13, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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When I first attempted posting these it was via embedding, and I had no idea how much space these would take up here on this Ning site. I'm still not particularly savvy when it comes to things such as MB vs. KB etc., but given the fact that combined, these collage-films of various montages and mixed media as "stills" numbers close to 500, light dawned on Marblehead again. Thank you Janice for your tip and your patience.
Alan Turing, the Soul of the Man Beyond the Verdict, Beyond…
Hi, all --
More people are documenting their work with video these days but it takes up a lot of space when posted directly to this site. Consider posting your videos to YouTube or Vimeo, then giving us some info and a link instead.
Over a decade ago I finished a yearlong art project in which I did an assemblage every week for a year. It was a visual diary and each assemblage was created using found objects and ephemera that were saved from the days prior. The project had the lackluster title of 52 Weeks and it's documented on my website here: http://www.anti-product.com/52-weeks.html…Continue
Added by Jason McHenry on April 17, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments
This is a case of light dawning on Marblehead. I have been fascinated by writing and art a good deal of my life. Around 2000 I began seeking publication combining the two in various formats, including, early on, entering text directly on image. It was this year, while working on a new series of montages, that it occurred to me I might be able to obtain greater clarity by uploading/merging PDF files. Sixteen years later and here is an example of that result.…Continue
Added by Stephen Mead on March 21, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments
GETTING BEYOND BEATNIK MANIFESTO Thinking Outside the Memory Box or TOWARDS RESCUING THE LOST ART OF THE FOUND OBJECT
A Contemporary Found Object Artist’s Manifesto Calling for the Long Overdue Retirement of the Dominant Found Object Artist’s Practice of Endlessly Replicating the Beatnik and Before-Genres of Found Object Art…Continue
(Thank you to Eric Marcoux, Eugene Woodwoth,, Ross William Hamilton, and Jennifer Willis)
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Stephen Mead wrote:
Dear Ms. Willis:
I hope you are well and looking forward to the New Year. I am writing because, although your wonderful piece appeared in the Oregonian some time ago, I recently was inspired to create the enclosed image. I was wondering if you know who the original photographers might be so I could give them credit/share image. I…Continue
Added by Stephen Mead on January 8, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments
This is a voyage into the world of Assemblage Art that you may find useful in the sorting through materials that may be used in three dimensional ‘Junk or Found Art’. In the world of ‘Common Objects’ and elements, we find that they can be transformed into a representational art form. There are certain modes of construction and cohesion in the relational paths that bring you to a finished piece of work.
What may look like a series of broken pieces in front of you will ultimately…Continue
Added by Michael Wilson on January 5, 2016 at 11:22pm — No Comments
Added by Stephen Mead on December 28, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments
But since this is collage related, here I go anyway; thanks!
"Our Spirit Life"
(A Meditation on Family and Time
through montages and text)
by Stephen Mead
Added by Stephen Mead on December 2, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
After 30 years in academia teaching architecture and making collage as a parallel but more or less private enterprise, I feel it's time to offer this side of my creative identity to an audience. I am looking for advice on how best to approach galleries, which ones have a penchant for collage across the globe, what invitational group shows there may be currently with open calls, and so on. I appreciate the possibility of learning from the collective wisdom of the members of the ISACA. Yours,…Continue
Added by Clive Knights on November 15, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Sometimes I really stop and scratch my head over what I do with my time.
Definitive and iconic is Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" and its words first published as a poem by teacher Abel Meeropol. When attempting to interpret all another poet/singer can hope to do is pay respect to the originators while also hoping to bring the same emotional integrity. It is August 2015 as I write this. It was 1937 when the poem was first published. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a world where…Continue
Added by Stephen Mead on August 15, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
In many ways I feel strange/inadequate, like an imposter, for continuing to participate on this site when much of my work in the past couple of years has become more about montage than collage. At the start of the year, having become obsessed with doing a piece on Alan Turing (which turned into roughly 300 images), I wrote this: "...as I continue to get older and work a day job, montages have become a way of compacting creative energy while my time on earth remains a mystery. I like the idea…Continue
Some of you are probably wondering why not all of the images you've uploaded have been posted.We've recently had a tremendous number of new images uploaded so please review the guidelines below, necessary because this is a group site for the global collage community with fairly limited resources...
Please put a representative group of your works on the site and then, for vast numbers of images, put them on flickr, your website, or another image archive. You can then link to the more…Continue
I'm producing work for my first solo show in San Francisco this coming July (for three months). I'm very excited to do this, however, moving work there from Portland and back, plus production is costly. So I've started a funding campaign at www.hatchfund.org/project/in_and_out
If you get a moment, take a look at the video a friend of mine in San Francisco put together for me. If anyone here can pass this along to fellow artists…Continue
Some paint with light. Others use words. Stephen Mead does both. A multimedia artist and author known for his color collages and poems, Mead recently added music and sound to give new life to his work. The result is his new CD, Threnody for a Forgotten Plague, a collection of sung poems of lament dealing with the pain, suffering and loss brought by the early days of…Continue
Added by Stephen Mead on April 15, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments