- Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh
The Process of Mix-Media
by Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh
For the last twenty years, Michal has been creating paper
collage art in various styles and techniques, participating
in local and regional shows, publishing her art in print and on-line,
and teaching classes to writers at The MUSE School of Writing, Norfolk.
Since late 2019, she has been experimenting with fabric,
yarn, carpet, upholstery, and thread scraps. After collecting the reused
materials from local and regional recycled centers, Michal carefully
studies the nature of the broken, chipped, wrinkled, and torn material…
and with a process that appears to be chance, she creates a soft
and organic visual impact on the canvas.
Michal has collected and used in her new artwork: dry corn,
crushed sea shells, loose dry tea, hot glue, various adhesives, broken glass,
rice, beans, beads, feather, stencils, and any unwanted scraps of any kind
that can be secured on card stock paper, canvas, canvas board,
and advertisement postcards.
Review by art collector from PA:
"I am an admirer of your collages.
They seem to whisper many stories
through their forms." Wayne M.
Review by Cheryl M. - a working artist:
I am so inspired by your beautiful art.
I am a painter and love mixed media.
Your works are so substantial
and have great depth. Love your work!"
Review by Joanne J. - FB Follower:
"I really love these. Your work is unique,
has creative intelligence and compelling too."