Green Man before Tyranny, by Stephen Mead

Samhain - Mead - OLYMPUS

“Green Man before Tyranny (as it has been since the Beginning)”, is a mixed-media piece which is part of a larger series entitled, “According to the Order of Nature (We too are Cosmos Made)”.  The theme of the series is to take the words used against those in the LGBT community — claiming that it is “Against the order of Nature”, and turn it on its head to show that LGBT lives are as natural as anyone else’s.

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This piece, composed on a canvas circle — the circle to represent earth, the calendar and wheel of the year — is meant as a celebratory piece in addition to a validation of LGBT history.  Stephen’s hope is that, when one comes across it on this Samhain night, they will feel as though an ancient relic of our world has been found, and that through the partings in the moss, the spirits of the old lovers through the ages, the ancestors of our community, are still vibrant.

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A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short collage-films and poetry/music mp3s.  Much can be learned of his multi-media work by placing his name in any search engine.  His latest project-in-progress, a collaborative effort with composer Kevin MacLeod, is entitled “Whispers of Arias“, a two volume download of narrative poems sung to music (link).  His latest Amazon release, “31 Kisses”, a poetry-art hybrid, is a celebration of romance for lovers everywhere regardless of sexual orientation (link).  To view more of Stephen’s artwork and art projects, please visit his Red Bubble online portfolio and shop

1 thought on “Green Man before Tyranny, by Stephen Mead”

  1. I find this art absolutely beautiful. And, in over 180 Native American Traditions, the Two-Spirit (Nadleh, Heyoka Wingkte, etc) is also honored. :)


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