"My artwork is heavily influenced by years in various constuction trades. I use those materials that are a staple of construction. Concrete, steel and wood."
Eco-Friendly,Mike creates his totems and other art using in part, materials scavenged from the beach. Mike’s Storm Totems are created from beams which he has collected along the shore after big storms.
Then, he inlays concrete tiles of ancient symbols. These tiles are from his hand carved images that were cast in concrete and stained with mild acid that produces a variety of patinas. He enjoys carving symbols of eras long ago including Christian, Celtic, Germanic, Pagan, Egyptian, and Native American.
He attended the School of Visual Arts, worked as a commercial artist, as well as a photographer. Pursued an outdoor lifestyle, living in Vermont, and Colorado working in the carpentry and concrete trades. He uses the knowledge from his work experience in creating his art.
One of our gallery favorites are his ceramic fish tiles inlayed into driftwood.
Ceramic Tuna with Salvaged Net
Dominican Storm Totem
Ceramic Bluefish on Driftwood
Coastal Chaos Storm Totem
CC Storm Totem (detail)
Coastal Chaos Totems (Belmar 2014)
Nailed and Netted
Acid Stained Hand Carved Tiles