Mike Shaffer

Mixed Media Grids 

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 Italian Alps near Pietrasanta, Italy

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Trouble Too, Graphite and ball-point pen on canvas,10.0 x 7.5 inches, 1975

Orange Blossom, Acrylic and wax crayon, 12.0 x 9.0 inches on board, 1976

Oops 7, Acrylic, Ink, Crayon and coffee, 23 x 15 inches, 1986

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Trouble, Graphite and ball-point pen, 10.0 x 7.5 inches, 1975

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Slip Point, Ink on paper,

17.0 x 11.0, inches, 1979

64 On The Floor,  Acrylic, crayon and ink on canvas,10.0 x 7.5 inches,  1980

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Big Stuff, Acrylic on canvas,

10.0 x 7.0 inches, 1976

I believe there is something fundamental about the order seen in crisscrossing linear elements, especially when they involve 90 degree angles. Works

in this line-based series

grew out of the earlier experimental Ancillary Studies group and were done in a variety of paints, inks, pigments and mark making 

devices on various 

support mediums. The earliest works were primarily simple grids. Sizes given are for the images only. There are 220 works in this series.

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Flag Study, Acrylic on paper  10.0 x 16.0 inches,  1980

Stamp Piece, Acrylics on paper, 15.5 x 10.5 inches,, 1977

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Blue Too, Ink on paper, 

12.0 x 7.0 inches, 1980