Senior Exhibition 2004 Michael Shanley
      My sculptures and prints are based on thoughts and events that have had a strong impact on my life. Through serious contemplation of my life's thoughts and events, I find myself aimed at expressing an associated feeling. Every piece I create has an underlying emotion. I rely upon these emotions in the creating process and it is my hope that the completed piece will convey the same sense of emotion.

      My process in working with a piece starts with certain emotions which are consuming me at the present time. For example, if I have been frustrated or stressed, I might take aggression out on a piece by contorting and tearing the material that I'm using, or if I'm feeling content, I usually have a gentle and meticulous reaction to a material, whether it be steel, fiberglass, paper, etc.

      I try to avoid the notion of a completed work or drawing schematics for a piece. In the absence of these notions, I feel that my response to certain elements and possibilities at hand may be realized and my work may continue to evolve.

Image, Cruddy, 36 x 15, steel
Cruddy, 36" x 15", steel
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151Click ThumbnailRecollection of Time20 x 27monoprint
152Click ThumbnailJess-up23 x 19monoprint
153Red23 x 17monoprint
154Click ThumbnailConfluence17 x 8monoprint
155Click ThumbnailAncestor16 x 11lithograph
156Click ThumbnailPassive Resistance20 x 26 x 21steel
157Click ThumbnailGrey Matter6 x 42 x 4steel, resin, wood
158Scream9x 3 x 4 steel and fiberglass
159Click ThumbnailLost Brush5 x 3 x 2 steel and fiberglass
160Click ThumbnailCruddy3x 1 x 1 steel
161Click ThumbnailUntitled7 x 42 x 42steel and concrete
162Click ThumbnailExtricate18 x 19 x 12steel and fiberglass
Intoduction Megan Abrahamsen Beth Barnes Ryan Cohen Melanie Finlayson Michael Gallagher
Heather Gordon Scott Heydrick James Juron Tina LaMour Robert Lewis JP Manke
Andrew McGill Erica Mousseau Sean Otto Lisa Porto James Ryan Ann Schwed
Michael Shanley Lindsey Shrier Lauren Summerville Erick Von Hoffmann Andrew Watson Elizabeth Wilde
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