It’s likely when you think of “mixed-media” you think of an artwork that combines a variety of painting and drawing materials, perhaps some collage, and maybe a few “found” materials that might correspond to the theme and appearance of the picture. This is correct, except that mixed-media can also take many other forms and appearances, some of which you may not have even considered or heard of. As a general principle, mixed-media is exactly that, a mixing of art or non-art media into a composite that takes on the qualities of a unique or one-of-a-kind artwork. It is intrinsically abstract in appearance, simply because the artist is using things that do not usually go together to represent something realistically. However, mixed-media art can certainly address a theme or a unifying principle such as the box art above seems to suggest some kind of a nest or habitat for storage of strange and exotic birds, bones and other natural accumulations. In the following posts, I have assembled a large number of examples of “mixed-media” artworks. Most all of these have been taken from Pinterest, which can be easily searched for countless more boards and images. I haven’t included artist’s credits on this blog with the pictures, as many don’t include an artist’s credit on Pinterest, but you can access info from the images on my board at: https://www.pinterest.com/olegosipoff/mixed-media-art/
Note: I have put the artwork I have posted into categories according to materials used. Each category includes several examples.