Work samples

  • SKOOL U.S.A.!

    "SKOOL U.S.A.!" reclaimed wood, caulk, latex, acrylic & spray paint 48" x 25.75" x 2"

    Years ago, I had a strange dream. It was the catalyst for my journey into the visual arts. The dream is detailed below.

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  • Skysifter

    "Skysifter" permanent installation in copper, steel & reclaimed materials. Approximately 4' x 10' x 3'

    Years ago, I had a strange dream. It was the catalyst for my journey into the visual arts. The dream is detailed below.   

  • Dreaming City G

    "Dreaming City G" vintage print media, found objects, wood & paint 48" x 24" x 6"

    Years ago, I had a strange dream. It was the catalyst for my journey into the visual arts. The dream is detailed below.

  • Marquis

    "Marquis" wood, found objects, paint, stain 24" x 84" x 18"

    Years ago, I had a strange dream. It was the catalyst for my journey into the visual arts. The dream is detailed below.

About Markus

Baltimore City

Markus – Abstract Multi-Media Artist

Markus is a self-taught multimedia artist who uses found objects and reclaimed materials in his abstract sculptures and paintings. His works have been purchased by collectors across the United States, and in countries as far flung as Australia. 

His assemblage pieces often contain personal items collected from childhood, as… more

Shrines - Altars to the Lost Gods

Pieces in the "Shrine" series are some of the first and latest sculptures I have made. Works related to that series are also featured here. Several were inspired by the dream detailed below. Like the man in the dream, the mundane and broken objects of my sculptures resonate to me with importance and secret meaning. 

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Oracle 2

    "Oracle 2" found objects, reclaimed wood, stain 36" x 26.5" x 3.75"

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  • Split Decision

    "Split Decision" reclaimed wood, paint 24" x 48" x 5"

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  • Shrine 2

    “Shrine 2” reclaimed lumber, found objects, glass, paint 16” x 29.5” x 5”

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  • Oracle

    "Oracle" reclaimed lumber, found objects, tree branches 36" x 62" x 3.75"

  • Shrine 7

    "Shrine 7" reclaimed lumber, reclaimed OSB, chain 33.75" x 48" x 2.5"

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  • Shrine 1

    “Shrine 1” reclaimed lumber, found objects, glass, paint 24.25” x 40” x 6.75”

  • Signet 10 on slight angle.jpg

    "Signet 10" glass, reclaimed lumber, paint 7.25" x 9.5" x 1.5"

  • Shrine 3

    "Shrine 3" reclaimed lumber, found objects, twigs, solder, paint 13" x 31.5" x 5.25"

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Outdoor Installations - Temple of the Lost Gods

These sculptures are part of an ongoing, commissioned project to create an outdoor sculpture garden. They are made from copper, steel and found objects, as well as items found on the client's farm. Each piece is set in concrete and range in size from roughly 3 foot square to over 10 feet tall. The dream below relates some of my inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Skysifter

    "Skysifter" permanent installation in copper, steel & reclaimed materials. Approximately 4' x 10' x 3'

  • Oculus

    "Oculus" reclaimed metal. Approximately 36" x 48" x 6"  

  • Crest

    "Crest" steel, copper, found objects. Approximately 24" x 48" x 3"

  • Bouquet 3

    "Bouquet 3" found objects, concrete. Approximately 24" x 48" x 20"

  • Bouquet 2

    "Bouquet 2" found objects, concrete. Approximately 36" x 36" x 30"

Mixed Media Sculptures - Faces of the Lost Gods

The "Pueblo" series was inspired by Native American petroglyphs. "Dragoman's Keys" are an offshoot of the "Shrine" series with experimentations in bold colors. "Meditation 4" continues my exploration in the "glorification of the mundane." The "Brush-off" series was inspired by Duchamp's "readymades" and Man Ray's "The Gift." "Dreaming City G" proposes that the inorganic components of a city create one, gigantic, semi-sentient being. As it sleeps, it dreams of its many layers and storied past. The dream below relates some of my inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Pueblo 2

    "Pueblo 2" found objects, reclaimed lumber, 25" x 49.25" x 2.25"

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  • Pueblo

    "Pueblo" reclaimed lumber, found objects 34” x 15” x 2.75”

  • Dragoman's Key 4

    "Dragoman's Key 4" found objects, reclaimed wood, latex, acrylic & spray paint 20.5" x 33.5" x 2.25"

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  • Dragoman's Key 2

    "Dragoman's Key 2" reclaimed wood, found objects, latex, acrylic & spray paint 13.5" x 21.5" x 1.75"

  • Meditation 4

    "Meditation 4" found objects, reclaimed lumber, acrylic & latex paint13" x 21" x 4.5"

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  • Dreaming City G

    "Dreaming City G" vintage print media, found objects, wood, paint 48" x 24" x 6"

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  • Brush-off 17

    "Brush-off 17" found objects, reclaimed lumber, paint 5" x 12" x 3.5"

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Paintings - Voices of the Lost Gods

I began painting in the Spring of 2023. The majority of these works are purely abstract with no social commentary. "SKOOL U.S.A.!," a reaction to gun violence, is the only exception. The dream below relates some of my inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Vaquero

    "Vaquero" latex & acrylic paint on reclaimed wood 21" x 24" x 1.75"

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  • Word On the Street 3

    "Word On the Street 3" latex, acrylic & spray paint on canvas 9" x 12"

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  • Memoir

    "Memoir" latex & acrylic paint on canvas board 12" x 16" x1.75"

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  • Word On the Street 2

    "Word On the Street 2" latex, acrylic & spray paint on canvas 12" x 16"

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  • Amazon

    "Amazon" latex, acrylic & spray paint on canvas board 16" x 12" x 1.5"

  • Word On the Street 1

    "Word On the Street 1" latex, acrylic & spray paint on canvas 16" x 20"

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  • Jazz Horn

    "Jazz Horn" latex & acrylic paint on reclaimed wood 22.5" x 11.75" x 1.75"

  • Skool U.S.A.

    "SKOOL U.S.A.! latex, acrylic & spray paint over caulk on reclaimed wood

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Shadow Boxes - Treasures of the Lost Gods

"Farmers" and "Fishermen" were commissioned pieces featuring experiments in polycrylic image transfers. The "Dream Box" series, like the "Logic" series, showcase many sentimental objects collected since childhood. "Nevelson's Medicine Chest" is a whimsical nod to Louise Nevelson whose work i greatly admire. The dream below relates some of my inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Farmers

    "Farmers" found objects, polycrylic image transfers, reclaimed lumber, stain 25" x 24" x 5.5"

  • Fishermen

    "Fishermen" found objects, polycrylic image transfers, reclaimed lumber, stain 25" x 24" x 5.5"

  • Lindsey's Dream

    "Lindsey's Dream" found objects, reclaimed lumber 6" x 7" x 4"

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  • Ryan's Dream

    "Ryan's Dream" found objects, reclaimed lumber 6" x 7" x 4"

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  • Nevelson's Medicine Chest

    "Nevelson's Medicine Chest" reclaimed lumber, found objects, paint 22.25" x 24.75" x 6"

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Logics - Relics of the Lost Gods

The objects used in creating the "Logic" series are all personal items I've collected since the 70's. There are vintage PC boards from my father, some of my brother's old toys, pieces from old games and various items found in my home and studio. Each item has a personal memory and emotional significance. The dream below relates some of my inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Logic 13

    "Logic 13" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

  • Logic 11

    "Logic 11" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

  • Logic 14

    "Logic 14" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

  • Logic 9

    "Logic 9" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

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  • Logic 10

    "Logic 10" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

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  • Logic 17

    "Logic 17" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

  • Logic 16

    "Logic 16" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

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  • Logic 15

    "Logic 15" reclaimed PC board, found objects, reclaimed lumber, brass tubing, paint 4.5" x 6.5" x 2.25"

Wooden Sculptures - Instruments of the Lost Gods

"Marquis" was completely intuitive and created from the ground up with no plans or sketches in about a week. It was a true pleasure to create. "Transceivers," though less far complex, took careful planning and exact measurements. The "Orpheum" series was an offshoot of the "Transceivers" and were inspired by art deco flourishes. "Bebop" was part of a small series inspired by jazz music. The dream below relates some of my other inspirations.

Years ago, I dreamt of a man who wandered alone through a ruined landscape. Humanity had long since been laid low by war and disease. After generations of ever-weakening survivors, he was the last man alive. Despondent and lonely, he sifted through the rubble of towns and cities, gathering fragments of metal, glass and machined lumber. Such things must have importance, he reasoned, since they endured the catastrophe. From this eccentric collection, he fashioned strange objects of worship and placed them in and around each ravaged place he visited. Like a forlorn cargo cult of one, he hoped the god-like creators of the fallen civilization would see his offerings and return. Many of the works you see here are what I saw him create.

  • Marquis

    "Marquis" wood, found objects, paint, stain 24" x 84" x 18"

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  • Transceiver 8

    "Transceiver 8" reclaimed lumber, wooden dowels, stain, polyurethane 8.5" x 33.5" x 4.5

  • Transceiver 2

    "Transceiver 2" reclaimed lumber, wooden dowels, stain, polyurethane 8" x 51" x 3.75"

  • Bebop

    "Bebop" reclaimed wood, stain 7" x 16" x 2.75"

  • Orpheum 1

    "Orpheum 1" reclaimed lumber, doweling, stain, polyurethane 7.5" x 19.5" x 3.75"

  • Transceiver 3

    "Transceiver 3" reclaimed lumber, wooden dowels, stain, polyurethane 6" x 50.5" x 3"

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  • Transceiver 14

    "Transceiver 14" reclaimed lumber, wooden dowels, stain, polyurethane 8.5" x 33.5" x 4.5"

  • Orpheum 2

    "Orpheum 2" reclaimed, stain, polyurethane 5.5" x 13.5" x 3.5"

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