Featured Artist – Logan Fulcher – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Logan Fulcher – Kanagawa, Japan
Known to some by the internet moniker “Freed in Pieces,” he is an artist composed of a million shards – he is the sum of everyone he has met plus a thousand hobbies. At any given time, he could be creating a board game, break dancing, studying Japanese, scrawling manic poetry, bending wire into Picassoesque figures, molding mushrooms from clay, or speedily cutting delicate pieces of magazine for a collage; he has recently ventured out into webpage design and entreprenuerialism.. In this barrage of activity, while most would become overwhelemed by the frenetic machine-gun focus, he is able to span vast mediums of creativity and professional fields. For him, creativity is not just an artistic characteristic, it is a lifestyle.
Logan Fulcher currently resides in Yokohama, Japan, is happily married, and is enjoying urban life. He is a professional artist/teacher/designer/priest, and amateur dancer/youtuber/terrible bowler… adding to this list indefinitely. He hails from the midwestern United States, but left for existential reasons in 2010.
COLLAGE ARTIST STATEMENT
I have been told that I am a Visual DJ. And indeed, the act of composing a collage is mixing and remastering new ‘visual songs’ from the visual material that existed before. However, collage itself has a deeper meaning for me.
I am a collage, and so is everyone else. The human DNA is composed of many nucleotides that have been handed down to us from generation to generation, thus we are the recombined pieces of millions of ancestors that came before us. Socially, everyone of us is a like a chemical, made up of atoms, made of smaller protons, neutrons, electrons, and seemingly infinite smaller particles; we interact with each other, trading these pieces amongst ourselves, mutually altering one another; our identities are born of these reactions, and indeed, we as individuals are greater than the sum of these reactions, our parts. Like all of us, the collage is a gestalt whole. I assemble the pieces and make myself, whatever that is.