My artwork reflects my background in interior design and theater. My sculptures and paintings are characterized by a love of process, a strong sense of color, storytelling, mechanisms, manipulation of materials, humor, and playfulness. The intensive handwork involved in the creation of my work allows it to cross the boundary between fine art and craft.
©2013 Alex Mitchell, GO AHEAD, A Bilingual Poem Picture Book
“Go Ahead, Be A Monster, But Don’t Forget To Smile” is my latest creation. It’s a bilingual poem picture book and you’ll find lots of info in my “NEW BOOK” section.
Book preview and purchase info at Blurb.com:
VIDEO: The “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project
©2013 Alex Mitchell, THE "EXQUISITE DOODLE" ARTIST PROJECT, International Mail-Art Group Project
Inspired by the “Exquisite Corpse” game of the Surrealists in the 20’s, and with the participation of a talented group of international artists, the “Exquisite Doodle” Artist Project required the players to doodle in succession on a little paper scroll set inside a small box. This video celebrates the end of the project and on the “Art In Communication” blog (http://artincommunication.blogspot.com) you’ll find the whole project documented.
Four small sculptures serve as altars to Time in this series. My little “On the Divinity of Time” poem puts it into words.
VIDEO: “The Dragon And The Bear”
My inspiration for making this music video was to capture the magic of a paper theater, tell the story of the song, and express the joy of the music.
VIDEO: "Goodbye Me-Monsters"
©2011 Alex Mitchell, GOODBYE VANARPY, Miniature Book-Sculpture Automata
Using a book as support, I combine a polymer clay sculpture with a painted image, a poem, and a hand-crank mechanism.
VIDEO: "Making Monster Puppets"
©2010 Alex Mitchell, GIMMEMORUS PUPPET, Fabric Monster Hand Puppet
Making hand puppets was part of my process of developing the personalities of my "Me-Monsters."
VIDEO: "El Happy Mundo: The Work in My Studio"
©2008 Alex Mitchell, LOVE STORY, Pedestal Sculpture
The installation for “El Happy Mundo” had wood sculptures dealing with emotions of loneliness, anger, and cruelty in one room, while fabric sculptures representing beauty and innocence as the colorful inhabitants of an imaginary world were in another.
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