Mark’s love of art started early in his childhood, just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind.
His first correctional glasses offered Mark a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. His first works created in the late 60’s into the 70’s, consisted of many different mediums, including ink illustrations, screen printing, decals, and mail art.
With DEVO, his most successful music project, Mark was able to showcase his artistic abilities on a larger scale through their films, videos, costumes, LP covers, stage shows, and printed materials. Mark and DEVO forever altered commonly held preconceptions of how a rock band should function in popular culture.
During downtime on early worldwide tours with DEVO, Mark began illustrating on postcards, a very obsessive habit which still yields anywhere from 1 – 25 new images per day. Mark decided to share his postcard works in his solo shows during the 80’s & 90’s, and with his gallery tour in 2003 titled Homefront Invasion.
Mark then embarked on his Beautiful Mutants Tour in 2004, and gallery tours in 2005 and 2006 featuring works from Postcard Diary Prints and Beautiful Mutants photographs.