Michael Mapes was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1962 and raised in central Illinois. He earned an undergraduate degree and years later an MFA from the University of Illinois. His background in painting, photography and drawing found their way into his work when gravitating to dimensional collage in 2005. This approach accommodates both his interest and skill in the content creation and composition. The pseudo-scientific metaphor expressed in much of his work reflects an interest inspired by early friends in various branches of science (and a great deal of creative license). Michael lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York.
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