We Are More Than the Sum of Our Parts (2019)
18" x 26" x 13"
Michelle lives nestled between the hills and sky, steeped in endless inspiration gifted by nature. She is compelled to make art that embodies empowerment which comes from inner searching, speaking one's truth, and reaching out to connect with others. Her revolutionary method of transforming macro photography into 3-dimensional sculpture enables new beings to emerge from imagery seeking release from 2-dimensional planes, reflecting the transformative quality inherent in us, all. She thrives on getting lost in the details of nature and pushing the boundaries of her medium, combining her love of ceramics, drawing, painting, and encaustic. Her previous career as a social worker enabled the privilege of witnessing the cathartic power of art, fueling her as she continues to utilize art as a healing force. Her groundbreaking work has received recognition in the national and international encaustic community, and resides in private and public collections in the United States.
Donated By Michelle Hayden