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Michael Ferris, Jr. — Inspired By Mosaics

On 19, Jun 2009 | No Comments | In Artists, Et cetera | By man-admin

Serendipity is a good thing. No sooner had I posted Brit Hammer’s call for works “informed by” mosaics when I discovered Michael Ferris, Jr. The Chicago artist claims mosaics as a strong influence in his work.

“My intent is to render an accurate likeness of my subject. However what I find more compelling is communicating the sitter’s ‘ inner world.’ I do this by contrasting the sculpture’s stoic, classical form with its complex multi-patterned surface. Ultimately my aim is to express the psychological and spiritual complexity of my subject.

I am interested in creating a dialogue regarding the use of recycled materials and ecologically minded art making practices. My work is comprised of recycled wood. These forms are then surfaced with a combination of overlaid recycled wood pieces and acrylic pigmented grout.”

Wowza. Thank you, Michael, for the permission to post this. To get to his website, click here

Enjoy — Nancie

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