W. MICHEL, Sculptor
● Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
"Emerging Spheres" (AKA "Balls to the Wall"), "Study for 'Playground
of the Mind'"
Children painting the Artsweek "Community Totem" in Syracuse, NY at City Hall Commons
There are three ways in which the theme of participation
manifests: 1. as symbol or metaphor for full out participation
in life - not holding back - as in "Stepping Out" and "Balls to the Wall",
2. as a symbol or metaphor for engaging in life with a sense
of play or bringing a quality of playfulness to our participation, and 3.
as a participatory event in which many people participate in the creation
of the piece, as in "Joy of the Child". 116 children painted "Joy
of the Child" on the afternoon of a folk festival at Miller outdoor theater
in Houston during the International Year of the Child. Also check out the Artsweek Community Totem in Syracuse, NY
"Joy of the Child", Houston, TX "Joy of the Child"