Mike Shine | Wildland Firefighter | Mortal Machine Gallery New OrleansRegular price $875.00
Number 1 in the “Unsung Series”
Housepaint on wood
” The war on climate change is real and our Wildland Firefighters are on the front lines. CA has lost over a million and a half acres to wildfires this year. And fire season hasn’t officially begun yet. To all of you out there, you’re all, goddamn heroes. Thank you. Be safe.”
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