ABOUT MR. BEAST
The Noble Beast is an Atlanta based collage artist. He has put up his collages in the streets, given away and sold many pieces to friends and friends of friends around the country. He has worked hard at becoming a legitimate self-taught artist and, though he has been invited, has never been part of a formal art show. He is happy to be a part of WonderRoot’s CSA project and thinks, no matter what you do for a living, that you’re wasting your life if you don’t create something everyday.
Too often, I think the magic that surrounds us is taken for granted. My goal, by making a visual representation of how I view the world, is to help others and myself remember that magic. To do this, I use mostly neglected, discarded books and magazines that I find on the street, in thrift stores, used book stores, flea markets and yard sales. I like to think that by combining various base materials of the past, I am creating a vision of the future. These books have sunk to the bottom of the consumer market, but are valuable because, like artifacts, they show the ideas, practices, values, beliefs and behaviors of our culture. By examining them and breathing new life into them, I hope to gain a better understanding of the world and our culture, which in turn allows people to get a better understanding of me—for whatever that’s worth.