i love mixed media. i don't like when it's literally labeled "mixed media" (i want to know what's in the work darnit!). but i just love when an artist takes two forms of art which are not traditionally used together, and marries the two. below i have exhibit a, and exhibit b.
the first four images are photographs (by different photographers), altered by maria aparicio using textiles. with aparicio's additions the pictures becomes three dimensional, and full of energy.
the last four images are from an exhibition entitled "the looms in our bones." the title is perfectly in parallel with the works themselves. created by separate artists, they consist of drawings with stitched embellishments.
both sets of artwork have a threaded third dimension and this fundamental aspect gives the subject matter even more life!
but, as always with the game of art vs. art - you must choose which one you like best!