By Mike Byrne
A portfolio of my eclectic mixed media art
Like most artists, I strive to elicit an emotional reaction from my viewers. Specifically, I love it when I see a viewer react with that amusing "aha" moment.
I use concrete and plaster in a lot of my work, but I especially like to use found objects to create fun and satirical art pieces. When working with ready-mades, my design process typically involves looking at the object and imagining how it might be reinterpreted. I sketch the object to determine the overall size, proportions, and display requirements. Then I actually manipulate it, eliminating some original parts, twisting, bending, repainting, resizing, or adding to the piece.