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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mic Carlson

I filmed with ArtPrize artist and bronze sculptor, Mic Carlson, a few weeks ago, to see how his project was coming.  Here are some photos.






Mic competed in last year's ArtPrize competition, and came in the top 25.  You may recognize his work here--(watch the video!)--



This year he is again making a bronze sculpture based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.  As you may have noticed from the photos, instead of using clay, as was the case last year, he's using styrofoam.  Though this is a bit unorthodox, isn't ArtPrize too?  I think it's great.  Plus, it seems to be working really well.

The sculpture, like Mic's entry last year, is an interactive piece.  People can come up onto the statue, and sit in between Jesus and St. Francis.  For more info on the piece, and about Mic, check out his ArtPrize blog-- http://miccarlsonartprize.wordpress.com/

I can't wait to see this project when it's finished.  Mic is displaying at the Waters Building, downtown Grand Rapids, in the main lobby.

More soon!

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