We are very excited to be working with Michael Garfield. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael at Art Outside. I saw his art and was pretty blown away only to find out he is also a speaker, and musician. He was living in Colorado at the time but was getting ready to move to Austin. I told him about what I have been trying to do with collective perspectives and was interested. One month later he was in Austin. Now his art is on line with Collective Perspectives. One of my favorite things about Michael is the title on his newsletter and on the stickers he passes out which say “Imagination is our greatest natural resource”.
There are over 45 different paintings to look at from as far back as 2007 up until the last one he did at the Paper Diamond show on 11.18.11 you can find them here. We should have more information and more paintings up soon but for now I’ve got some of my favorites paintings below as well as a very interesting video of Michael painting with a speech by Michael behind it, as well as a video of him playing the guitar and singing. Make sure to check out his blog for where in the world you can find him, video of him doing his thing and his news letters which are well written, informative and very interesting. Check it out Michael Garfield
Here is his bio from The Field Guide To Live Artists.
Trained as a paleontologist and scientific illustrator before launching into festival culture, Michael Garfield is the Indiana Jones of live art. Since November 2007, he has set up his easel in a legendary range of situations, from underground caves and raging basement clubs to NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Airfield to New Year’s raves in the Costa Rican rainforest. He has painted, displayed, and spoken on panels alongside internationally renowned visionary artists Alex & Allyson Grey, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Mark Henson, Android Jones, Amanda Sage, Oliver Vernon, Mars-1, Kris D, and J Garcia. His festival appearances include Burning Man (Entheon 2009 & 2010, FractalNation 2011), Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Sonic Bloom, Rothbury, Rootwire, Trinumeral, Bear Creek, Motion Notion, Gem & Jam, Global Sound Conference, and Geoparadise…and he has held live art residencies for the Trilogy Lounge in Boulder (2008), the Mondrian Hotel’s Pere La Chaise Lounge in Scottsdale (2009), and ActionPacker Pro Productions in New Orleans (2010). He also plays as organizer and journalist for the growing live art community, leading festival performance and gallery teams and showcasing colleagues with the ongoing interview series,
The Field Guide To Live Artists.
Painting and Speaking
Jammin Makin the Music
This painting is the one that was made in his painting and speaking video.