I work across diverse mediums and disciplines, incorporating broad interests into my studio practice, set design, and socially engaged projects.
I am attuned to the contradictions, nuances, beauty, sadness and ridiculousness saturating the cultural atmosphere of contemporary life in America. My attunement to the visual and cultural landscape of the moment is the driving force behind much of my work. I delight in using the cast off materials and images of mass production and mass culture yet I resist the system that would create such materials, endanger the natural world and destroy people. This contradiction enables my work to hold both humor and the pathos of our contemporary plights. I understand that my acts of creation are a contrast to the awareness of the destruction and violence of our time.
“Blaine Siegel‘s Gobdiddlymuck at Slought is the work I loved best in all the shows, a tour-de-force piece with humor and thoughts of society’s decay.”
Roberta Fallon, the artblog.com