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Expressions of Self Expressions of Relationship Expressions of Community Openings Growth and Development Perception Participation Playing with Modules Playing with Images


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  THEMES:  PLAYING WITH IMAGES
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Comparing the works of Peter W. Michel with  more revered works from great artists of the past and present



Lost Horizons By Anthony Gormley -2008
Frame of Reference
"Lost Horizon" 2008  Antony Gormley  cast iron, 32 elements, 189 x 53 x 29 cm 
Installation view  White Cube Mason's Yard, London, England.  
photo by Stephen White, London from  www.antonygormley.com
"Frame of Reference"   1989  painted paper wall sculpture   17.2" x 17.2" x 4"

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Sun Transformation Mask
Mindfolk What's That Voice I Hear?
"Sun Transformation Mask" from "Listening To Our Ancestors - The Art of Native Life Along The North Pacific Coast" shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 2006 in Washington, DC. "Mindfolk"   1995  painted wood sculpture 



"What's That Voice I Hear?"
   2006  painted steel pipe sculpture.

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The Great Buddha Permanent Wave Permanent Wave
"The Great Buddha" Kamakura, Japan 
photo  1992 by Peter W. Michel   - note modular units in the hair.
"Permanent Wave"   1985  wood sculpture 
using drawer pulls as a modular element for the hair and eyes.
"Permanent Wave"  Side view 
 (from my Playing with Modules web page)

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Chitzen Itza
Stepped Portal
"Stepped Pyramid" Chitzen Itza,  Mexico  "Stepped Portal"   1983  painted wood festival sculpture

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Vigeland - Family
Family Strucutures
"Family" Gustav Vigeland   Frogner Park   Oslo, Norway  "Family Structures"   1993 wood table top sculpture

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 Shiguro Fukuda
Support Circle Rainbow
"You're My Chair, I'm Yours"  Shigero Fukuda   Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo, Japan
"Support Circle Rainbow"   2006  painted wood wall sculpture

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Rose Window Amiens Cathedral, France
Love Circles
Rose Window   Amiens Cathedral,  Amiens, France "Love Circles"   1986  painted wood sculpture

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Jonathan Borofsky's People Tower Fathers and Sons Totem
"People Tower" 2008  Jonathan Borofsky,  painted steel,  66 feet high.
Installation view  Beijing, China      photo from www.borofsky.com
"Fathers and Sons Totem 1998  painted wood sculpture   6'-8" high

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Makah Model Canoe and Figures
We're All In the Same Boat
"Makah Model Canoe and Figures" from "Listening To Our Ancestors - The Art of Native Life Along The North Pacific Coast" shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian  2006 in Washingtonton, DC. "We're All In The Same Boat"   2005  painted wood sculpture doodle/study - a rearrangement of the parts for "Folk Circle Mandala"
 

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Boys Running - Vigeland
Fathers and Sons - Detail
"Boys Running"  Gustav Vigeland    Frogner Park,  Oslo, Norway
"Fathers and Sons" detail   1999 painted aluminum sculputre shown at Pier Walk '99 on Chicago's Navy Pier

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Japanese Spirit Catcher
Stepped Portal
Japanese Spirit Catcher  Temple at Nikko, Japan  "Stpped Portal"   1983  painted wood festival sculpture

For other examples of playing with modules see:  "Camouflage"    and  Themes: Perceptions  
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 1983/2008 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 4-23-06   updated 7-05-2021
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com