Mike Shaffer

Ancillary Studies

Joshua Tree National Park, CA, 2009


Legal Ezz, 1980

Up and Down, 1977


Ten Blue, 1975 


Top Down, 1975

Run Raindeer, 1975

Calculations, notes and test marks in a variety of hard and soft mediums, some with labels, tape, small objects, etc., collaged or glued onto primarily board or canvas 

characterize this series. I put the works on a clipboard so I could move them 

around as I worked in different areas of my house and studio. Many of the exactly 100 works were done in preparation for other series of sculptures and paintings between 1975 and 2002. All images are 7 x 10 inches on 12- x 16-inch board. 

Pack Man, 1978

Helter Skelter, 1976

In and Out, 1977

Take Me Too, 1975

Around About, 1977