Made of Hagop - Original Artwork
Mixed Media Collage
Hagop Belian/Made of Hagop is a self-taught mixed media collage artist. Originally based in Los Angeles, he is now on the road, living a nomadic lifestyle with his wife, Sky. His work is an exploration in the concept of synergy: the creation of a whole that is greater that the simple sum of its parts. The source materials of his work come from books and materials dated from the early 1800’s to 1900’s, and are retrieved from public domains and libraries from around the world. By constructing unlikely relationships between images, Hagop brings new meaning and purpose to the subject matter, thereby challenging society’s preconceived notions regarding race, gender, and culture. Hagop’s creatures are Totems that represent the merging of a human being with their spirit animal. He regards his creations as “Medicine” offerings, as they are intended to bring healing and inspirational energy to the spaces that they adorn. These characters emerge as if they had always wanted to exist in the world and they demonstrate that we are all created from the same energy that unites us as one global community. Hagop’s intention with the work is for people to recognize their own spirit and witness their strength of character reflected back to them.
Measures 12 x 14 x 1 3/4 inches framed
Medium: Mixed Media Collage, Original Artwork
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