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Maria Michaelson

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Guardian, 2010 Ceramic 11"/18"/8"
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Alice and the Cat, 2010 Ceramic 13"/11"/6"
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Appearing in a Simpler Form, 2013 Ceramic 24"/12"/12"
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Appearing in a Simpler Form, 2013 Ceramic 24"/12"/12"
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Time Traveler, 2013 Ceramic 42"/17"/16"
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Close Encounters with the Other Side, 2012 Ceramic 30"/11"/11"
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Listening and Speaking, 2012 Ceramic 20"/29"/24"
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Enigma, 2013 Ceramic 30"/14"/13"
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Words Dont Suit the Wilderness, 2012 Ceramic 35"/16"/24"
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The Gentle and the Curious, 2012 Bronze 18"/12"/12"
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Eggs and Bones, 2012 Bronze 4"/6"/2"
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We dont Need Words Now, 2011 Bronze 11"/4"/2"
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Royalty, 2012 Bronze 14"/7"/7"
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Shapeshifter, 2012 Bronze 10"/6"/3"
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Listen to the Music, 2012 Bronze 10"/12"/2.5"
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Fulani, 2012 Bronze 10"/10"/6"
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The Pieces, 2012 Bronze and Found Object 29"/21"/3"
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Remember, 2012 Bronze and Found Object 25"/15"/3"
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Story Recording booth, 2008 Paper Mache Bike Cart
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Story Recording Booth, Detail, 2008 Paper Mache Bike Cart
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Story Recording booth, 2008 Paper Mache Bike Cart
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Story Recording booth, 2008 Paper Mache Bike Cart
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Quietly feeling the breathing of the Sky, 2012 Bronze 4"/2"/1"
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Facing the Wind, 2012 Bronze 7"/2"/1"
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Warrior, 2012 Bronze and Found Object 8"/7"/2"
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A cat for greemie, 2012 Bronze 6"/3"/2"
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Appearing in a simpler form, 2013 Ceramic, Bone 29"/14"/13"
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The Moon and I, Back, 2013
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A Prophet, 2013 Ceramic 25"/23"/17"
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A Prophet, Back, 2013
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Time Traveler, 2013 Ceramic 40"/15"/16"
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OUr Bodies are Cycles, #2, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 30"/14"/16"
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OUr Bodies are Cycles, #2, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 30"/14"/16"
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Hapshepsut, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 24"/16"/12"
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A Prophet, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 24"/16"/12"
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A Prophet, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 24"/16"/12"
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A Prophet, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 24"/16"/12"
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Time Traveler, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 40"/15"/16"
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Time Traveler, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 40"/15"/16"
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Encounter with the other side, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 25"/15"/13"
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Encounter with the other side, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 25"/15"/13"
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Encounter with the other side, 2012 Ceramic and Mixed Media 25"/15"/13"
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Shadowpuppets, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 16"/16"/12"
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Mourning the trees that saw gentler people, 2013 Ceramic 13"/24"/13"
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The Moon and I Wax, the Moon and I Wain, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 26"/13"/14"
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The Moon and I Wax, the Moon and I Wain, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 26"/13"/14"
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Self Portrait as the High Priestess, 2013 Ceramic 25"/20"/16"
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Self Portrait as the High Priestess, 2013 Ceramic 25"/20"/16"
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Enigma, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 25"/15"/13"
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Enigma, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 25"/15"/13"
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Self Portrait as the Fool, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 33"/16"/70"
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Self Portrait as the Fool, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 33"/16"/70"
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Freya, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 9'3"/3'9"/2'
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Freya, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 9'3"/3'9"/2'
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Freya, 2013 Ceramic and Mixed Media 9'3"/3'9"/2'
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Words don't Suit the Wilderness, 2012 Ceramic 26"/13"/14"
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Story Recording booth 2, Paris France, 2013 Fiberglass 32"/22"/10"
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Story Recording booth 2, Paris France, 2013 Fiberglass
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Friday Harbor, WA
Birth year
1986
Lives in
Friday Harbor, WA
Works in
Friday Harbor, WA
Schools
California College of the Arts, 2005, 2009
Representing galleries
Tags
ceramic, bronze, installation, figurative, sculpture
Statement

To be human is to create a fabric of personal truth, love, attachment, curiosities, subtle memories. We pull each other into our stories and find moments to share what we have learned front this life. In the fast diversity of the human experience on this planet, the universal is always the most intimate.

My artwork is not quite in my control. I am just pulling beings out of the realm of misty archetypes and spirits and giving them form. I can’t claim what I make, I can only be honored that they come through me. These beings need form.

I learn from my sculptures. I investigate empathy within myself, and honor the intricacies of the lives of people all around me. My sculptures teach me to see the complexities of every human life. 

Please explore my 3 albums

"Bronze Work from Burkina Faso" is a series of bronze sculptures that I fabricated in West Africa using an ancient bronze foundry, in 2011/12. I made the lost wax sculptures in beeswax, cast them in clay, and melted recycled bronze into the molds. I learned this process in Africa, and am continuing it in my US studio practice.

"Figurative Work 2012/13" is a series that I have not yet exhibited. They are ceramic figurative pieces, influenced by my year and a half experience in West Africa. This series has pieces that range from 24 inches to 8 feet tall.

"Story Recording Booth" is  public project. It is a Paper Mache audio recording booth on a bike cart. I built the booth and rode with it around California in 2009. It is one manifestation of a project I have been working on for years. The cart has two large heads. People are asked to speak into one figures ear, where a sensor and microphone are. The persons recording is saved and plays out the other figures mouth. Participant listen to somebody else, and then record for the next person. Stay posted for updates on this project in 2013!