Mike Shine | Wuhan Cave Bat

Mike Shine | Wuhan Cave Bat | Mortal Machine Gallery New Orleans

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 “Wuhan Cave Bat”

13” X 17” Housepaint on Driftwood 

“Our Latin speaking forbearers wisely labeled Horseshoe bats with a hint of caution. Unfortunately not everyone paid attention.”

Mike Shine's interests range from surfing to carnivals, and his dynamic approach to art making manifests as immersive installations, which he's created throughout the Bay Area at local museums, galleries, and even at his home in Bolinas, "The Shine Shack." His artwork is inspired by carnival aesthetics and his own narrative about Dr. Flotsam, a clown character who represents the darker aspects of life, and was inspired by the legend of Faust and the fictional demon, Mephistopheles.

A portion of the profits will be donated to the ACLU