Unique. Michael’s monumental sculptures are inspired by the geographic environment of the American Pacific Northwest. His abstract pieces are powerful expressions of sculptural form and texture, which reflect the artist’s reverence for the natural world. The artist’s bond with his material is augmented in the studio; he spends months working with the pieces, using a range of tools, such as chainsaws, gouges and chisels to hollow out and develop forms that warp in the drying process. His work can be found in the public collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, USA; the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, USA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK.
Madrone Burl, sandblasted, bleached, pigmented
46 x 23 x 67 cm