Multumedia artist and designer
Michael makes sculptures primarily out of wood but uses other mediums. Art has always been a part of his life but was put on hold when he and his wife Judy had children. Then he became a stay-at-home Dad. Michael rediscovered his passion for art while running the Art Docent program at his children's elementary school in Washington State.
Using both power tools and hand tools he transforms wood, metal, plastic, and other solids into sculptural pieces. His pieces are inspired by the natural world and local histories. He feels the need to connect or anchor himself to his community and he attempts this with his art. While his pieces are planned out carefully he is not afraid to follow the tangents that inevitably appear.
Michael is available for:
Auburn Streetscapes storefront 2015
Zola's Cafe Featured Artist 2013-2014
Zola's Cafe Permanent Collection 2014
Judge for Auburn Community Art Exhibition 2013
Storefronts Auburn Selection Panel 2013
Storefronts Auburn-Artist Residency 2013
William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Nominee-Kirkland Arts Center 2013
Pianos on Parade Auburn, WA 2013
Auburn Art Walk 2013,2014, 2015
Auburn Artrageous Project Leader 2009,2010,2011,2012
Austen,Ludwin,Taskey & Root 5 Poetry Celebration @ Auburn Ave Theater
Painting With The Stars Interurban Center for the Arts 2013, 2014
Art Docent Chair Horizon Elementary 2005-2011
Art Night Chair Horizon Elementary 2008-2012
Golden Acorn Award for volunteer work with arts and music in schools 2010
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