Inspired by the collection theme we have to do for the studio bridge 3 project, the word biological specimens comes up to my mind soon. I search with this keyword with my phone in a sudden and found out this artist Michael Mapes, from the BeautifulNow website, which is a news website that shares positive information on their own platform.
Mapes was born in Fort Knox, KY, and was currently working in Hudson Valley, NY. He finished both of his BFA and MFA at the University of Illinois, and had several exhibitions in the past, including some selective works. Mapes Create portraits by constructing pieces of object and photos together, some are pined on the board, and some ares set inside small transparent vials and behind magnifying lenses.