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12'wx4'h Oil Grisaille painting on wood. (private collection)
Gondola  2012-2013
12’wx4’h Oil Grisaille painting on wood. Painting of the Spicka family, three siblings and their mother who is releasing moths to the portals. Mother and son ride in the gondola. Sister and brother float in the foreground with yo-yo and pomegranates, plants, pods, whale, and parade of foxes. Two height variances in its construction. (private collection)

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Gondola details

Please enjoy these finished paintings. Click on the images to view an enlarged version.

Works in Progress and Available Works are below. 

The Poet Called Out ‘Fresh Fish!’ 60″w x 60″h Acrylic and mixed-media on multi-dimensional wood panels with handmade, tree-free Nepalese paper. Triptych with hinge. (private collection)
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Detail of Christine’s Majic Parasol
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Christine’s Majic Parasol. 50″wx85″h Acrylic and mixed media on wood. Christine is passive in the crux of the flier’s back. He carries the apples… the sustenance. There is a third figure flying. They are in Nebulon – an in-between place of bliss where air is water is air. (private collection)

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Slideshow of The Poet Called Out ‘Fresh Fish’ and Christine’s Majic Parasol 
One of three panels of Cara and the Buzzards of Time Machine (private collector)
One of three panels of Cara and the Buzzards of Time Machine (private collection)

Cara and the Buzzards of Time Machine details and more

Detail of The Wilderness by Mezza9 12'w x 10'h 30 multi dimensional wood panels, some with kinetic parts.
Detail of The Wilderness by Mezza9
12’w x 10’h 30 multi dimensional wood panels, some with kinetic parts.
The Wilderness (separate panel) There's a magical dark space in the center of this painting, jellyfish, lillypads and plants from Duke Gardens, Durham North Carolina. 45"wx65"h (private collection)
The Wilderness (separate panel) There’s a magical dark space in the center of this painting, jellyfish, lillypads and plants from Duke Gardens, Durham North Carolina. 45″wx65″h (private collection)

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Slideshow of pieces of The Wilderness

Song For A New Consciousness 30″wx6’h Painted on the heels of The Wilderness.
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Kasey, a contortionist. Acrylic and pastel on wood with handmade paper. Shown here in private collection.
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Detail of Kasey, acrylic and mixed media
Detail of Her Name is Love: Stiltwalker
Detail of Her Name is Love: Stiltwalker

Her Name is Love: Stiltwalker 45"x8'tall. Acrylic and mixed media on wood

Her Name is Love: Stiltwalker 45″x8’tall. Acrylic and mixed media on wood

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Marcos Harkness Lightening and his banjo, acrylic value study on cardboard

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Part of middle section of floating figures. Sketch on paper (private collection)
Part of middle section of floating figures. Sketch on paper (private collection)
Large scale painting on wood awaits addition of kinetic sun and moon. Acrylic
Large scale painting on wood awaits addition of kinetic sun and moon. Acrylic
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Clair and Audio Voyant, 45″wx65″h, acrylic and pastel on wood. Traits of owls personified into these two owl girls.
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Girl at a Chalkboard, acrylic on wood 45″wx45″h. (private collection)
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Detail of Tightrope
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Tightrope, Diptych, acrylic on wood, Two 2’h x 8’w panels. A painting of children in line to go to Nebulon, a blissful in-between place. (private collection)
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Pedaling, 12″wx22″h, acrylic and watercolor on wood. Homage to Egon Schiele.

Tightrope, Diptych, acrylic on wood, Two 2'h x 8'w panels. A painting of children in line to go to Nebulon, a blissful in-between place. Shown here on exhibit at K2 in Asheville, North Carolina. A painting about potential. (private collection)Tightrope, Diptych, acrylic on wood, Two 2’h x 8’w panels. A painting of children in line to go to Nebulon, a blissful in-between place. Shown here on exhibit at K2 in Asheville, North Carolina. A painting about potential. (private collection)

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Jack of Hearts, created for playing card deck of Wilmington, NC Artists and for charity auction. Acrylic on wood, 20″wx40″h (private collection)


She is offering enormous hermit crabs. Pairs with the right side of this diptych. Same dimensions as right.
She is offering enormous hermit crabs. Pairs with the right side of this diptych. Same dimensions as right.
Daniel Crabtree, UniFire Theater performer with Mezza9. The inspiration and the painter.
Daniel Crabtree, UniFire Theater performer with Mezza9. The inspiration and the painter.

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A large scale acrobat painting. Acrylic on paper on wood. Available at Lantana's Gallery in Southport, North Carolina
A large scale acrobat painting. Acrylic on paper on wood. Available at Lantana’s Gallery in Southport, North Carolina
Acrylic and pastel on multi level wood support. 48"wx24"h. Currently on exhibit K2 Studio in Asheville, NC
I See Myself in You Today: Sock Poi, Acrylic and pastel on multi level wood support. 48″wx24″h. Currently on exhibit K2 Studio in Asheville, NC
Love Spirals - Isn't Spinning Grand? Shown on display at Lantana's Gallery in Southport, North Carolina. (available) 50"wx24"h, Figure on left is holding up buttercup to woman's chin to see if she is favored by love. Woman holds a daisy with petals of "he loves me" and "he loves me not. A self portrait of the artist with the flow artist and juggler Sebastian Gomez.
Love Spirals – Isn’t Spinning Grand? Shown on display at Lantana’s Gallery in Southport, North Carolina. (available) 50″wx24″h, Figure on left is holding up buttercup to woman’s chin to see if she is favored by love. Woman holds a daisy with petals of “he loves me” and “he loves me not. A self portrait of the artist with the flow artist and juggler Sebastian Gomez.
Landing Pad, Triptych, Acrylic and mixed media on wood and aluminum. Shown here at K2 Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. 10ft wx6 ft h
Landing Pad, Triptych, Acrylic and mixed media on wood and aluminum. Shown here at K2 Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. 10ft wx6 ft h

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Landing Pad, Triptych, Acrylic and mixed media on wood and aluminum. Shown here at Floyd, Virginia. 10ft wx6 ft hLanding Pad, Triptych, Acrylic and mixed media on wood and aluminum. Shown here at Floyd, Virginia. 10ft wx6 ft h

Diptych, Oil on wood, 8 ft w x 4 ft h, Right side figure is floating, juggling clubs, in Nebulon. Multi dimensional wood panels.
Ascension, Diptych, Oil on wood, 8 ft w x 4 ft h, Right side figure is floating, juggling clubs, in Nebulon. Multi dimensional wood panels.
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Rookie, Grisaille oil painting by Mezza9 on cardboard mounted on wood. 18″wx28″h. Giclee prints available on canvas and paper.

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Ultimately 4 panels with hinges. Two women (or perhaps one looking at her own self) ride a tandem bicycle and play Miss Mary Mack under water or in air in the blissful poppy fields of Nebulon.  An elephant jumping over the figures will complete this work. There is also reference to metamorphosis with a group of moths flying over a marsh land on the right hand panel. Acrylic on wood. 12'hx10'w.
Ultimately 4 panels with hinges. Two women (or perhaps one looking at her own self) ride a tandem bicycle and play Miss Mary Mack under water or in air in the blissful poppy fields of Nebulon. An elephant jumping over the figures will complete this work. There is also reference to metamorphosis with a group of moths flying over a marsh land on the right hand panel. Acrylic on wood. 12’hx10’w.

 as shown in the NPR WHQR gallery, by Mezza9Miss Mary Mack as shown in the NPR WHQR gallery, by Mezza9. This acrylic on wood triptych with multi dimensions and hinges awaits a four panel at top with an elephant soaring to complete it. One of Mezza9’s favorite creations.

Boy releasing moths. Painting detail. (Private Collection)
Boy releasing moths. Painting detail. (Private Collection)
The Button Wagon, on exhibit at K2 Studio in Asheville, NC. 8’wx12’h Acrylic and pastel on cardboard on wood. Homage to the performance artists Poki & Ember and their performance The Button Wagon.
The Button Wagon, on exhibit at K2 Studio in Asheville, NC.
8’wx12’h Acrylic and pastel on cardboard on wood. Homage to the performance artists Poki & Ember and their performance The Button Wagon.
detail of The Button Wagon, in progress
detail of The Button Wagon, in progress
detail of Sebastian's Peacock Feather, oil on paper on wood, 16"w x 24"h
detail of Sebastian’s Peacock Feather, oil on paper on wood, 16″w x 24″h
detail of acrylic sketch on paper,  mounted on wood, private collection
detail of acrylic sketch on paper, mounted on wood, private collection

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Detail of Mysteria by Mezza9, one of four panels of oil on wood, in vitro
Yes Gurl, acrylic on cardboard on wood, private collection
Yes Gurl, acrylic on cardboard on wood, private collection
12"wx12"h Tonglen Practice, private collection
12″wx12″h Tonglen Practice, private collection
kinetic clouds on Flight of the Yellow Babushkas
kinetic clouds on Flight of the Yellow Babushkas
Flight of the Yellow Babushkas, acrylic on wood, 8'w x 3'h
Flight of the Yellow Babushkas, acrylic on wood, 8’w x 3’h (private collection)
75"wx55"h, Acrylic on wood with sculpture, secret storage, and pull down levers that when pulled pop up: "I Love you", "I Miss You", "I Forgive You"
75″wx55″h, Acrylic on wood with sculpture, secret storage, and pull down levers that when pulled pop up: “I Love you”, “I Miss You”, “I Forgive You”
Side view of Flight to the Temple of Flux
Side view of Flight to the Temple of Flux

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Poki: The The,  book cover design 45"wx65"h Acrylic on cardboard and wood with texture galore. Poki is part of the Button Wagon a performance duo, about whom the artist is following and creating a series of experimental and painting work.
Poki: The The, book cover design
45″wx65″h Acrylic on cardboard and wood with texture galore. Poki is part of the Button Wagon a performance duo, about whom the artist is following and creating a series of experimental and painting work.
Contortionist
Contortionist, Mixed media on wood & handmade paper. 48″wx30″h
(private collection)
(private collection)
My-My-My-Oh-Oa-O top detail
My-My-My-Oh-Oa-O top detail

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Rite of Spring, Oil on cardboard on wood. 18″wx24″h
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Dancer, Mixed media on cardboard on wood. (private collection)
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Detail of Dancer with red stripes, 18″wx22″h, Mixed media on cardboard on wood.


48"wx24"h acrylic on wood
Life Flows Within You Without You, 48″wx24″h acrylic on wood
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Self Portrait 2010. Acrylic on wood. 12″hx18″w. private collection
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Detail of Acrobat on a Horse, Oil. 16″wx28″h. Multiple Acrobats on a Horse were created. Some are available.
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Girl Shot from ‘Canon’, Triptych with steam punk hinges, acrylic on wood, 40″wx8’h. (private collection)
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Detail of trapeze artist from James Family painting.
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After Two a.m. Quest for Peter’s Soulmate #1, Acrylic on wood, 65″hx50″w, inspired by performer on silk and DJ Peter Morley. (private collection)
Limited edition giclee print on canvas, archival, of the original by Mezza9.
Skymaids Blowing, 20″wx26″h, (private collection) Limited edition giclee print on canvas, archival, of the original by Mezza9.

 

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"Love is All We Are The Rest amounts to nothing. You're a Star"
“Love is All We Are
The Rest amounts to nothing. You’re a Star”

 

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Detail of stiltwalker painting, Bird.
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Detail of boy from James Family painting.

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Aron Wayne DJ
Aron Wayne prelim for Aron’s Aerosport, sketch on paper, private collection.
Sketch on paper, Middle section of floating figures, (private collection)
Sketch on paper, Middle section of floating figures, prelim for Aron’s Aerosport. (private collection)
detail of Sebastian's Peacock Feather, oil on paper on wood, 16"w x 24"h
detail of Sebastian’s Peacock Feather, oil on paper on wood, 16″w x 24″h, (private collection)

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Yes Gurl, acrylic on cardboard on wood, private collection
Yes Gurl, acrylic on cardboard on wood, private collection
12"wx12"h Tonglen Practice, private collection
12″wx12″h Tonglen Practice, private collection
kinetic clouds on Flight of the Yellow Babushkas
kinetic clouds on Flight of the Yellow Babushkas, private collection
Flight of the Yellow Babushkas, acrylic on wood, 8'w x 3'h
Flight of the Yellow Babushkas, acrylic on wood, 8’w x 3’h
Side view of Flight to the Temple of Flux
Side view of Flight to the Temple of Flux
75"wx55"h, Acrylic on wood with sculpture, secret storage, and pull down levers that when pulled pop up: "I Love you", "I Miss You", "I Forgive You"
75″wx55″h, Acrylic on wood with sculpture, secret storage, and pull down levers that when pulled pop up: “I Love you”, “I Miss You”, “I Forgive You”
Detail of Flight to the Temple of Flux
Detail of Flight to the Temple of Flux

Paintings by Mezza9

Visionary artist Mezza9 paints toward a new consciousness. Collectors nationwide have been discovering Mezza9’s art for more than a decade.

Working in oil, acrylic and mixed-media equally, Mezza9’s cirque figures soar in these narrative visionist paintings (visionary/impressionistic) which convey the movement of acrobats, dancers, and flow artists; their strength, beauty and connectedness to source.

This lush juxtaposition of traditional and impressionistic styles with contemporary subjects transforms street performers, aerialists, hoop dancers, trapeze artists, into the aerobatic twirling Skymaids and Skymen who make forays into the alternately ethereal underwater and cloud filled diaphonous scapes in the blissful realm of Nebulon.

An examination of the kinetic painting Temple of Flux

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Available Paintings by Mezza9

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In Vitro

 During the last dozen years, Mezza9 has been creating several wall-sized works and a series of sculpture of beehive disco balls, a public art project, as well as planning future collaborations with flow artists.

In 2014 she relocates to the West Coast and seeks many of the highly respected galleries and museums for this new body of work.

Like all of her large-scale paintings, the new series are to have interactive kinetic parts and and an ethereal, other-worldly feel. By the sea in North Carolina was the perfect environment for birthing one of the four works. This one, Aron’s Aerosport, has a steam punk and puppetry feel.  The central pieces feature floating women who appear to be sawed on boxes like a magician of lore create an allure of the dream quality of the loving friendships that went into the manifestation of this paintings.

The front ten feet feature a chariot driven by the fire spinners Rachel Eliazar and Mark Karavan who drive the team of rod-puppet saber tooth tigers. At the back, Dana Singleton watches behind with a periscope and DJ Aron plays the music which floats the figures.

“Aron’s Aerosport” is an engaging narrative which depicts the magical transportation of music. 30’x10′ oils on wood support.

“Mysteria” is a four paneled piece featuring dancers and acrobats floating and flying

and carousel horses that have run off the carousel and into the forest in this bachanalia scene. Oil on wood.  Center panel shown here. 4’x8′

Mysteria by Mezza9, one of four panels of oil on wood, in vitroOne panel of four that will  make up the oil painting, "Mysteria"

One panel of four that will make up the oil painting, “Mysteria”
Mysteria by Mezza9, one of four panels of oil on wood, in vitro

Mezza9 National Public Radio (NPR) Interview for award-winning solo exhibit, “Amplify: Paintings and Kinetics”

Click here for Artist’s Statement

Artist Statement : Thoughts on “In the Paint” by Mezza9

Mezza9 Curriculum Vitae

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Accordionists, oil, 90x38 in
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