Under Water Excerpt (Macchu Picchu)

by Stephen Mead

Regarding his painting, the artist says:

It is part of a series of photomontages which I believe had a long hibernation period. Most children love games of "pretend";, and I remember times which perhaps had primordial roots, envisioning a life mysteriously aquatic. Of course the more serious theme of this series concerns ecological breakdown and the increasing number of natural disasters occurring on Earth, especially hurricanes, tsunamis, and floods. The images in the series depict well known historical sites such as Machu Picchu to everyday objects from our homes, our lives, being caught in the upsurge: how the ecological is personal and global.

A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short collage-films and poetry/music mp3s. Much can be learned of his multi-media work by placing his name in any search engine. His latest project-in-progress, a collaborative effort with composer Kevin MacLeod, is entitled "Whispers of Arias", a two volume download of narrative poems sung to music. His latest Amazon release, "Weightless", a poetry-art hybrid, is a meditation on mortality and perseverance.