Mark’s love of art started early in his childhood, just after discovering that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind. His first correctional glasses offered him a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations.
His first works, which he began creating in the late 60s and into the 70s, consisted of many different mediums, including original rubber stamp designs, decals, ink illustrations, screenprinting, mail art, and stream of conscious writing.
During his downtime on early worldwide tours with DEVO, Mark began creating postcard art to send to his friends, which he still creates, and has been creating every day for over 30 years; A very obsessive habit that still yields anywhere from 1 to 25 new images per day.
These cards were originally created as his personal diaries, and were never intended for public viewing. That all changed when Mark decided to share his postcard works in his critically acclaimed solo shows during the 80s and 90s, and then with his gallery tour in 2003 titled Homefront Invasion.
Today, Mark has produced over 60,000 pieces that make up his expansive ongoing image bank.