In the early 1990's Stephen Mead's poems began appearing in such journals as Onionhead, Bellowing Ark, and Invert, but upon moving to Provincetown, Mass., Stephen decided to concentrate more on visual work. It was in the year 2000, after moving back to NY, that Stephen started seeking publication again for both his writing and his art combined. Since, then, thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, his work has appeared internationally both in cyberspace, hard copy, and physical Gallery Space. Often the writing has appeared along side his paintings, and at other times with the text superimposed.
In 2004 Stephen began experimenting even more with these poetry/art hybrids creating a series of e books, including the award winning "We Are More Than Our Wounds". From there Stephen began experimenting with his art and poems as films, at first creating slideshows with captions, and then doing his own soundtracks and voice overdubs. These DVDs are available through Indieflix.com In 2006 Stephen put this technology to use releasing a CD of poems set to music "Safe & Other Love Poems" (CDBaby.com), as well as two print editions of his image/art hybrids, "Selected Works" and "Tree Companions", a fractured fairy tale for adults (Lulu.com). Stephen has also released two novels, “Hang onto Your Teeth” & “Where Time Goes”, through Amazon.com.
In 2009 he released another mixed media title of poetry and art, "Our Book of Common Faith", (Amazon), an exploration of world cultures/religions in hopes of finding what might bond humanity as opposed to divide, in addition to a photography/poetry book "Notes from the Interior", (Blurb.com). Currently he is working on a film series entitled "Collaging Film" which incorporates live footage superimposed over his paintings and digitized images while using his own singing voice for soundtracks. He has again used this technology to release a new edition of "Safe & Other Love Poems" re-titled "Love Lullabies" and two CDs of narrative songs "Whispers of Arias" Volumes 1 & 2 (stephenmeadmusic courtesy Weebly).
Prints of Stephen Mead's work are available in various sizes and formats. Images are also available for publishing. Please see his links, reviews,exhibition and gallery sections for details on merchandise, then feel free to drop the artist a line. Thank you....
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