Mixed Media
Sam Fein Mixed Media gouache, pencil, and other mixed media
Labyrinth
gouache, pencil, and other mixed media
(h) 20.25 x (w) 20.25 in.

Sam Fein Mixed Media gouache, ink, and other mixed media
Juego Clandestino
gouache, ink, and other mixed media
(h) 11 x (w) 11 x (d) 2 in.

"Can you imagine how far they have come?" —Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

Sam Fein Mixed Media paint, pencil, glitter, collage, and mixed media on MDF
Spinning Story Wheel
paint, pencil, glitter, collage, and mixed media on MDF
(h) 31 x (w) 22 x (d) 14.5 in.

Sam Fein Mixed Media paint, collage, and mixed media
Lotería
paint, collage, and mixed media
(h) 22 in. x (w) 22 in.

Private collection

Sam Fein Mixed Media paint, glitter, candy, prescription bottles, and mixed media on medicine cabinet
Out of Reach
paint, glitter, candy, prescription bottles, and mixed media on medicine cabinet
(h) 23.75 x (w) 15.75 x (d) 3 in.

Sam Fein Mixed Media photography, collage, and paint on galvanized steel
Tell Me The Whole Story
photography, collage, and paint on galvanized steel
(h) 60 x (w) 60 in.

"Tell Me The Whole Story" expresses the coming-of-age narrative of a group of teenagers while confronting a fetishized attitude towards youth culture. Photographs, letters, and collaged imagery were attached to a painted sheet of galvanized steel via neodymium magnets. During the exhibition, viewers were invited to handle and explore the components of the piece. By encouraging viewer participation, the audience is drawn into the private lives of these characters.

Sam Fein Mixed Media paint, vials, candy, baggies, pills, and mixed media on panel
Drug Mandala
paint, vials, candy, baggies, pills, and mixed media on panel
(h) 24 x (w) 24 in.

“Drug Mandala” plays upon the concept of the mandala— the representation of the universe in Buddhist and Hindu thought. In this Westernized interpretation, the mandala has been reworked into a colorful, board game-like display. A closer inspection of the geometric figures alludes to the presence of drugs— both illicit and pharmaceutical— saturated throughout the piece. “Drug Mandala” calls to attention the abundance of chemical worship in modern American society.