In addition to his stonework Mark Mendel is a poet and visual artist working in an array of traditional and untraditional media.  From the ephemeral to the timeless the artist finds inspiration and seizes the opportunity for expression.

WORDS

IN PUBLIC
PLACES

Stanza from Blues for John Lennon, 1980.

Shown at Minnesota College of Art and Design, 1981

Stanza from Ojos Numerosos.

Cambridge Massachusetts. 1975

Phone booth poem on mirrors, with Rob Faught.

Cambridge Massachusetts. 1978

WORDS

ON BARNS

Barn Poem, Penobscot Maine.

1975

Four Barns-Winter.

Red Wing, Minnesota. 1982.

Four Barns-Spring.

Red Wing, Minnesota. 1982.

Four Barns-Summer.

Red Wing, Minnesota. 1982.

Four Barns-Fall.

Red Wing, Minnesota. 1982.

WORDS

IN THE SKY

Text of Aerolyric Angelic.

Poem pulled by two airplanes. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1981

Sacrifice.

Poem flown over the 1989 Superbowl, Joe Robbe Stadium, Miami, Florida.

WORDS

ON STONE

Garden bench with poem.

Recycled brownstone. 48” x 18″ x 20” with incised lettering

Cocaine Andabata/ Cellular Automata.

Bluestone with incised lettering. 72 ” x 38″ x 3″ 1991

Stone maquette for AIDS poem.

Poem in four languages. 1991

SCULPTURE

Rock and Rail.

Fieldstone, granite, red slate, steamed & bent locust. 80′ x 5′ x 4 ‘ 1996 woodwork, Peter Murkett

Equitant Touches.

Marble garden gates and threshold with. poem. 1991

American Enantiodromia

3 sided plastic & wood stele. 2003

American Enantiodromia

3 sided plastic & wood stele. 2003

American Enantiodromia

3 sided plastic & wood stele. 2003

The Mason’s Muses

Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 1981