Michael Grindall

"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."

-Mike Grindall

 

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

Ceramic Tuna with Salvaged Net

Dominican Storm Totem

Dominican Storm Totem

Ceramic Bluefish on Driftwood

Ceramic Bluefish on Driftwood

Reverence

Reverence

Rustification

Rustification

Coastal Chaos Storm Totem

Coastal Chaos Storm Totem

CC Storm Totem (detail)

CC Storm Totem (detail)

Coastal Chaos Totems (Belmar 2014)

Coastal Chaos Totems (Belmar 2014)

Nailed and Netted

Nailed and Netted

Rustified

Rustified

Acid Stained Hand Carved Tiles

Acid Stained Hand Carved Tiles

Jersey Shore Moments Art Gallery & Framing

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