I met Mike Oatman at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. At the time, people used to confuse us for each other.
Mike and I have remained friends for a number of years, and continue to inspire each other.
Mike made a beautiful collage for the cover of the print version of Instant Classics, which I tiled and printed out on the Iris printer at Digital Pond in 1995. Attached is a picture of the image. This has been a popular piece in my house for many years.
Mike is at the top of his game these days, and is getting big shows in museums and galleries. I’m listing Mike Oatman a ‘buy’.