Description I created this work to Help the suffering victims of the Japanese Catastrophic events that occured11 March 2011, by making the purchase of this work, all profits go to the victims of the Japanese Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, through the assistance of the RED CROSS and the Salvation Army. Please HELP any way you can!You can also donate $10.00 to the victims directly through the Salvation Army, by texting “Japan’’ or “Quake’’ to 80888 or through the REDCROSS by texting REDCROSS to 90999 A $10 donation will be added to your phone bill. SincerelyMr. Mike
Mr. Mike, on the world Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement I am nothing more than an Artist... I AM Mr. Mike
I am nothing more than an Artist...With Animation I can bring everything I dream to life; with art I can recreate all of it... ART the Ability to Recreate Time. My time!
Starting as far back as I can remember, around the age of five I suppose, I needed to quench my thirst, my burning desire for answers to the curious world around me. I wanted to silence the incessant voice in my head that constantly repeated the word why.
Who am I? I am Mr. Mike, and that is how the 1600 plus children I taught fine art to refer to me. My career started with the desire to figure out how and why things worked. I had to draw, to entertain my mind, to disassemble the assembled … I drew everything from rocks and sticks to clocks and can openers and even the occasional cartoon character! For me even a pile of junk could be manipulated into a master piece!
I suppose I was never truly normal, something I can now see in hindsight. Although at the time, I wanted to be like everyone else, and in your childhood you assume you are like everyone else … I was being conditioned to be what people who labeled people normal wanted me to be. However, their perspective of normal frightened me more than my fear of being unique.