PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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Provincetown AIDS Memorial

Provincetown AIDS Memorial proposal has been developed as response to a competition for the town of Provincetown, MA.  The sculpture celebrates the pioneering community of support  created by the people of Provincetown  in response to the AIDS crisis.  The center element  symbolizes the AIDS quilts - the universal symbol memorializing and celebrating the lives of those lost to the disease. 
Binghamton Community Center Binghamton Community Center

A design study for a public sculpture for the Binghamton Community Center for the Salvation Army.   This design study has been based on the work of the Syracuse University 2016 design class which produced graphic materials for the center's communications efforts. 

A symbol of the manufacturing process

"Mission Control" is a design proposal for the Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Manufacturing Center in Danielson, CT.   It is part of the Finalist submission for the Art in Public Places Competition for QVCC. 
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It is intended as a symbol of the manufacturing process and mans' control over the process.
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SEE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

The Urban Landscape - A Place of Connection
The City as a  place of connection
Standing Tall

10 design concepts/design sketch proposals for 10 locations along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY. 2015

Cincinnati Marketplace

A 2015 sketch proposal for Cincinnati's Finlay Market, Ohio's oldest coninuously operated public market.

Baystate Children's Hospital Spcialty Center

An exterior Wall Sculpture for Baystate Children's Specialty Center at 50 Wason Avenue in Springfield, MA.

Medium: painted aluminum
It was installed in June, 2014

The Urban Landscape - A Place of Connection
Out of Many - ONE

Two design study proposals
"The Urban Landscape - A Place of Connection"
(on left)
"Out of Many - ONE"  (on right) 
Circle of 18 - Five modules high.

Roundabout Proposal for Manhattan, Kansas
"Hi There! Welcome to Manhattan and to Our Neighborhood" is a proposal for a sculpture on top of a nearly 9 foot tall pedestal in the center of a traffic roundabout in a neighborhood of Manhattan, Kansas. This life size family group waving to passing motorists, brings a human scale to the monumental pedestal and gives a big welcome to all the viewers.
OCC Furnace Brook Retreat Center
"Beckoning" is a 2013 proposal for the Furnace Brook Retreat Center at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.   It's intention is to peak the curiosity of visitors to the center and encourage engagement with the natural delights of the conference site.
Furnace Brook Retreat Center Proposal 1
"Joining Together 2" is a 2013 proposal for the Furnace Brook Retreat Center at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.   Life size painted aluminum figures join hands on a tinted concrete base.


Also see12 Public Art Proposals -2010

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Texas Children's Hospital West Branch
This proposal for an outdoor painted aluminum sculpture for the new Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. It was fabricated in Houston and installed in early October, 2010.  Shown at left is one of 3 groups of colorful fantasy trees, the tallest of which is 10 feet tall.



 Circle of Life    Circle of Life    
"Circle of Life" proposal for the Haddon Avenue Corridor in Camden, NJ for the Parkside Business and Community in Partnership. This was part of a finalist submission for a public art competition -2010
Peace Garden Totem proposal
"Peace Garden Totem" sculpture proposal  in 2008 for the Thea Bowman House in Utica,
New York

This proposal was accepted and a 12 foot tall
painted aluminum version
was dedicated on September 16, 2009.

"Coming Together"
"Folk Circle"  (aka "Coming Together")  2007/08
Proposal for the front lawn of a metropolitan hospital.

The Joy of Family
"The Joy of Family"  2007
Mothers and daughters are included with fathers and sons.  Study for a Metropolitan Hospital

Iowa Public Art Project Proposal
"Arrows Circling Up"  -  Proposal  2006
Traffic Circle Public Art proposal - Iowa City

Community Circle - Labyrinth Surround
"Community Circle - Labyrinth Surround"
Proposal 2005
Presented at The Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering at the Eastover resort and Conference Center in Lenox, Massachusetts - October 2005.

We're All in the Same Boat
"We're All in the Same Boat"  -  Proposal Study 2005
                     
 


Communitas

"Communitas"    -  variation on a Proposal for
Syracuse University Alumni  -  Orange Grove
2003

  Folk Circle Totem

"Folk Circle Totem"   -   Sketch for a proposal 2003   Circle of Ten - Five modules high.

Men In Blue
"Men In Blue"   -  Proposal for a community sculpture for a Denver Police Station  2002
 Family Tree
"Family Tree"  - Proposal for Pier Walk  2001
Chicago

Playground of the Mind
"Playground of the Mind" - Proposal   1996
The Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Stepping Out - Proposal 1991
"Stepping Out" - Proposal  1991
For Munson Williams Proctor Institute
Museum of Art
Utica, New York

Temple of Possibilities Proposal 1984
"Temple of Possibilites" - Proposal 1984
For Houston Festival

Childhood Rhythms Study
"Child Screen"  - Proposal  1980
For the Houston Festival
Study for "Childhood Rhythms" 1995

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 1983/2008 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 3-13-08   updated  09-12-16
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com