Saturday, January 22, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: On Michael deMeng



Faculty Name: Michael deMeng

Birthplace: Glendale CA...though I have been told that I'm from "out of this world"

Current Residence: Missoula MT

Necessary Job:  Art and Art Instruction

How long have you been doing art?
I've been doing art since I was a child and my cousin Kim let the cattle loose...and I'll be doing art till those cows come home.

At what age did you begin creating and why?
At least 2 years old.  Why?  You're going to ask a two year old "why" he's making art?  Probably because crayons don't taste so hot.

What is your favorite part of teaching?
The interaction with the students.  The energy that a roomful of different ideas creates. 

What do you find most challenging about teaching?
Helping students problem solve.  It is always a challenge to try and understand what another person wants, and to help them achieve it.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Producing, directing, writing and starring in  iPhone  Spaghetti Westerns, such as the classic: Fistful of Brushes

What is your favorite type of art medium?
Assemblage....or if you prefer, Assemblahhhhhzhhhhhh.

Who is your favorite artist?
Kris Kuksi

What is one interesting (trivial) fact that everyone should know about you? 
I am ordained and have been the officiant of about 15 weddings.  True.

Attach your favorite image and detail why it is your favorite
"St. Michael",  2009, 8"x5"x2"  Not sure why I like this one so much.  Something about how the found objects, the collage, and the paint seem "just right".  Sometimes you just know...


The Strange Shrines of Saint Someone

Michael’s Blog:

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