About the Book
This 80 page book contains 97 color photos of 60 of Peter W. Michel's colorful, whimsical sculptures done over a span of 31 years. From the artist's statement:
"My work represents a stand for the possibility that art is, for the expression of joy, aliveness, love and relationship. Through color, humor, the play of ideas, the effects of light and space, the viewer is invited to access his own spirit of playfulness and relatedness."
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Nov 13, 2010
- Tags outdoor sculpture, painted sculpture, painted steel sculpture, painted aluminum sculpture, painted wood sculpture, Family Celebration, Fathers and Sons, Support Circle, Peter W. Michel, Peter Michel, colorful sculpture, Contemporary sculpture, Public Art, aluminum sculpture, wood sculpture, abstract figurative sculpture, Sculpture, Totems, Mandalas, color
Peter W. Michel was born in Schenectady, New York. He received his A.B. degree in Fine Arts from Oberlin College in Ohio and a degree in architecture from M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. He pursued further studies in sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts School and Rice University in Houston, Texas. Michel has worked as an architect in Boston, Houston and New York. In 1986 he moved to Clinton in upstate New York and began to do computer drawings for architects in New York City, including the office of Pei Cobb Freed. In 1989 he began to use the computer as a tool to produce his sculpture. Mr. Michel's most recent work has been cut from plywood or metal using computer controlled cutting technology (either water jet or laser) and then it is typically painted with the rainbow colors.