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Posted by Drew on December 30, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Ok I have been pretty busy in the last month and a half.  I have finished 3 pieces and started another. "Collector" and "Old Growth" I finished during my last time at home from work.  I donated "Old Growth" to KAKM channel 7 public TV for an auction to help raise support for that station and public radio.  I am pretty happy with piece overall.  It has a feel of tradition and wisdom that make the mask intense.  I put a little surprise in the tree tops to give the mask a little of a playful side.  The other piece, "Collector", is a great example of where I would like my art to be going.  I was able to mix material and create an Asymetrical disign that is appealing to the eye and has a balance.  I hope to expand on the Asymetry and mixed materials. 


I am working on this new piece that will have many new elements to the creation.  I have been looking into using more of a diverse collection of material.  One idea for a material is wax.  I would like to use some wax on this new piece in some areas to create a texture.  I will also be toying with coloring the wax to add some depth and dimension to my work.  I will be doing some sewing on this piece. I have used textiles before on "Goose" but I will have to do some serious sewing to create some shape and clean lines on this piece. 


This next month I will be trying to get this piece done and start another.  If I can do that then I will see this month as a success.  I have been toying with taking a welding class for expasion of my work materials. In the future I would also like to use glass in a more organic setting.  This will be a little more difficult but with some training and practice I think I will be able to create something great. 


Thanks for all your support and interst in my work.  If you have any questions please email me or comment on the blog.   I will be updating more regularly now that I have a streamlined set up.

Drew Michael



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2 Comments

Reply johanna eurich
6:26 PM on January 6, 2011 
My husband, Steve Heimel, works at KAKM, and when he saw the piece "Old Growth" he was totally enthralled. We then saw your work at Crush together and were blown away. e-mailed you might thoughts... but Holy shit your are good and just getting started!
Reply Drew
12:50 AM on January 7, 2011 
Thank you Johanna and Steve. It is good to hear your support and interest in my work. I am excited to share my ideas and craft with others. I will send you email up dates when I get new work done. Thanks for the support. Take care.

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