HERE. My students had been studying surrealism, and we used Michael Albert's "cerealism" as a way to segue into pop art. The kids "got" the joke, loved his work, and enjoyed making their own cereal box collages. I wrote about him again in a blog post 2 years ago, HERE. I was very excited, last fall, when he wrote a comment on this post! It's always cool when the blog gets an unexpected viewer. Here's a quote from his official website:
"Albert has been creating ART since his college days at New York University, where he studied business. His art has evolved from doodles and Pen & Ink, to serious wax oil drawings, to the cubist mosaic Cereal box collages he has become known for. In the past several years he has been creating large scale "Epic" collage works on various themes including historical, biblical, literary, musical, lyrical, botanical, mathematical & geographical....".
Anyhow, when I read that Michael Albert was teaching a hands-on workshop at the NAEA convention, I knew I wanted to attend. But I waited to buy a ticket because I wanted to make sure the workshops I would be teaching would not conflict. By the time my schedule was set and I looked again, the tickets had been sold out. So I was disappointed, but still planned to just pop my head into the workshop and thank him personally for visiting the blog.
The dragonfly below was made by me. I didn't have time to finish.
For a link to Michael Albert's official website, click HERE.