Mike Stoddard is best known for creating thought-provoking and absurd depictions of ordinary objects in unusual situations. With strong influences from the surrealists and pop art, his work often challenges the viewers’ preconception of reality by giving new meaning to familiar things. Communication technology is a recurring and subtle theme throughout much of his work. In addition to painting and photography he also works with metal and glass to make sculptural art. Stoddard received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in the greater Boston area.