American Milker Collage by Mike Weber

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Side view of wood panel and walnut color stained side cradle of archival art panel.
This view shows the slight reflective nature of the archival, museum grade Soluvar sealer. It is UV resistant. There is a slight and intentional drip pattern within the sealer.
Detail of background after creating an aged patina using acrylic paint.
Side view of wood panel and walnut color stained side cradle of archival art panel.

Art Description

Collage: Paint, Photo on Wood, Other.

"American Milker was originally photographed on a small farm in Hawaii, on the Big Island. While my friends and I were on our way to explore a rural area, we stumbled onto a cattle farm. I had my camera with me so photographed some of these beautiful tame creatures. I was raised in Missouri around dairy farms. The painted background in this piece was inspired by decaying Americana signage, similar to what I used to see around rural Missouri." Mike Weber, Artist

"American Milker" was created on an archival, museum level wood art panel. The panel is easily installed with a hanging wire, provided on the backside of the panel. All materials in Weber's work are archival and acid free. There is a UV resistant coating as well as an archival gloss sealer, called Soluvar, on the surface of the mixed media. The side cradles are professionally finished, giving the wood a furniture smooth feel.

Weber’s art is a combination of paint and his nature photography, mostly captured in the wilderness of America’s National Parks. His unique form of Mixed Media is about the craft and process of layering materials. The colors, textures and patterns are inspired by earthly landscapes, decaying signage from human life, and decaying German and Dutch homesteads that he played in as a child in the Midwest. Each piece connects a global audience with a combination of materials and images that look perfect and ruined at the same time, juxtaposed to create rhythm, harmony and coherence.

Nature is balanced. Nature is energy in life and restoration. We need only look at the animals of our planet, which live in harmony, to see how life on our planet is connected thru nature. Animals should serve as an example to us of how to live in harmony.

Nature is seen in the beating hearts of earth’s animals. By observing animals in nature we should be able to see what it provides and replicate this. They have an innate urge to be connected with the emotional context of their surroundings. The animals of our planet have many reasons for being and they are different from our reasons for being. They are tremendous balances of energy because they are pure, positive energy and are in pure connection to their source. We refer to this as instinct and we are amazed at their ability to migrate, move about and interact. They are connected to nature and are operating from a broader perspective. Their alignment and connectivity are mysterious forces that fall outside the scope of science. Animals can affiliate with others and collectivize their emotional energies so as to increase their chances of survival and reproduction. They are the best teachers on the planet.




American Milker

Mike Weber

United States


Size: 48 W x 48 H x 3 in

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