Fragmented photography art by Michael Mapes

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Michael Mapes is a mixed-media artist from New York. By dissecting portrait photographs and compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins, he creates intriguing pieces of art.

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Biographical DNA art by Michael Mapes

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 19 April 2012

I showed with Michael Mapes last year. His boxes house thousands of individual specimens consisting of dissected photographs and biographical DNA in the form of such things as hair, finger nails, scent, eye-lashes, fingerprints, food, botanical elements, fabric swatches, makeup, dirt, handwriting samples and breath. The works are absorbing and the material list just as charming.

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