Thanksgiving by Michael Mason, American


Thanksgiving by Michael Mason, American


Unique 1 / 1

16x12 inches

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Michael Mason is born-again in America. A self–taught artist who paints, draws, uses

printing making and collage to express stories from his previous life experience.

His non-representational style is deliberate as he tries to dissect mythological

stories, fairy tales, movies…etc, and combines these ideas in a modern day context.

Thus forming a sometimes provocative picture which pokes fun at these long

standing institutions and beliefs.

Born in Mesopotamia, a land steeped with a rich historical background, all of

which would later be suppressed by a visually limited regime. Americana imagery

from comic books and movies provided relief and began to shape Mason’s young

mind. Sketching, watercolor and pastels helped him escape into his art world.

Mason spent six years in the army and describes this as ‘the worst time of his life’

and yet this too would provide influence in his work. Ultimately it has made him

seek Freedom. The goal of which is to have freedom of thought. Moving to the

US has helped Mason realize his need to create art again. Taking art classes has

renewed his respect for the “old masters” and their influence is seen as he begins

many artworks with the beacon of the human form and builds visual stories filled

with deliberate symbols around them. He has shown his work at three exhibitions

at the GCC Gallery and has won two People’s Choice Awards. Mason is constantly

working at his craft and is slowly rising like the tower of Babylon to manifest

himself and his art into the beautiful Garden of Eden.