Figure #1 (2020)
11.5" x 8" x 4"
Charred Locust Wood, Finished with Natural Wax
Christian Nyberg uses fire and embers to create his sculptural and functional pieces. Using coals and embers placed directly on the wood, he lets them decide the final shape of the depression and outer surface. After many steps of burning and scraping away the charred wood, each piece is oiled and waxed. Christian sometimes uses lumber, and other times uses felled tree branches for his pieces. Each piece has his signature inlaid brass dot.
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.