Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Footballs/Baked Potatoes

Footballs/Baked Potatoes

Title

Footballs/Baked Potatoes

Description

Mel Andringa received his MA (1971) and MFA (1978) from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Multimedia/Intermedia. In 1975, he founded The Drawing Legion, a performance art company that toured original productions in over 50 U.S. cities and the Netherlands. In 1990, Mel Andringa and F. John Herbert founded Legion Arts, a multidisciplinary arts organization presenting contemporary art at CSPS, a 115-year old Czech meeting hall, in Cedar Rapids.
Mel noticed that many commercially produced jigsaw puzzles are cut frome one dye, producing pieces that are the same shape, no matter what images are printed on them. He began recombining pictures from different puzzles to make new images and new meanings that often play with or subvert the subject matter of the original puzzle pictures.

Creator

Andringa, Mel

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2000
2004-12-23

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=206
http://www.legionarts.org

Format

16
22
Jigsaw collage

Type

Still image
Collages (Visual works); Collage (Technique); Jigsaw puzzles

Identifier

12232004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1249