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Michael Crossett


I was born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. As a kid, we moved around a lot because my dad was in the Air Force. I was exposed to many different cultures and people throughout my life. By the age 16, I lived in 10 different cities, including Okinawa, Manila, and Honolulu. Nothing ever lasted very long. So I’m always looking for anchors. The things that will last. The things that have lasted. When I go up to Provincetown, I’m always taking pictures of old buoys and other weathered relics. Harpoons. Shutters with the paint peeling off. Piles of old ropes. Those are the things that are real for me because they’ve lasted. Endured. For me, that’s beauty.

I also live in a city of monuments, so I’m surrounded by symbols. I’m drawn to them. You see lots of symbols and icons in my work. I like to juxtapose symbols that shouldn’t go together but do––one of the reasons I love graffiti. If it wasn’t illegal, I’d be doing it all the time.

With a passion for culture, I use my choice of colors, application technique, texture and layouts to provide the viewer with unique perspective of the urban life. As mixed media collage, the process utilizes built upon or inlaid layers and combinations of paint, photographic transfers, digital prints and found objects to create a unique interpretation of the subject. All applications within the layers are pulled, applied or stroked by hand.

I have a degree in Marketing and Advertising from George Mason University and a Certificate of Graphic Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.




Red Line Bikeshare Passing Through
No. 40 (Mt. Pleasant Streetcar) Transfer Point Evening Star


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