Mike was born and raised in Southern Ontario, and moved to the west at age 18 to indulge his passion for exploring the wilderness and being away from civilization. He went to school for geology, and has always remained deeply interested in science and the natural world. He alternates seasonally between working and traveling in remote places, and focussing on his sculptural practice in the studio. He has been making sculptural woodwork for 16 years and has exhibited at galleries in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Victoria.
My work experiments with structure and porosity while exploring notions of internal vs. external and openness vs. facade. I see form as being the product of an arrangement of internal structures, rather than being merely the external surface of a homogenous mass. I see porosity as being the ability of something to exchange with, or be occupied by what is around it.
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