Artist: Gerald Mead
Description of Buffalo: Titled "The Brass STAMPede Jr.," his buffalo is a small scale version of the buffalo he created for the 2000 Herd About Buffalo project, when his corporate sponsor was Outokumpu American Brass. The front of the Buffalo is covered with a collage of four different stamps (the oldest is from 1920s) that have been issued by the United States Post Office commemorating the American Bison. The rest of the buffalo has been painted with a metallic brass finish. The buffalo is approximately 18" long and 12" high and made of terra cotta.
Artist Bio: Mead is a collage artist whose artworks are in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, George Eastman Museum, Sprint Foundation, and the International Museum of Collage. He's exhibited his works throughout the US and in Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Poland and Russia, been published in six collegiate textbooks and has lectures on his work at Cambridge University and Chautauqua Institution. Gerald currently teaches in the Art & Design Department at SUNY Buffalo State.