Water Mother

Michael created his new piece Water Mother, a wood and resin sculpture that combines woodworking, sandblasting, and mark making techniques.

It is a wood and resin sculpture that explores our concepts and experiences around memory, storytelling, and water. Fascinated with mark making and the significance of what was – worm work in old wood, scratches on old cabinetry and a worn floor – Michael seeks the stories, and secrets that they carry. Together with the community, through mark making and storytelling, Michael will guide participants in the creating of this new public artwork.

“Through the making of a mark, participants pledged an awareness permanently etched in the surrounding of a figure—a figure that resonates for some time in the participants mind offering longer, perhaps deeper, effects. The unveiling of this new public artwork at the Norfolk Arts Centre will be extraordinary.”
– Christopher McLeod


A graduate of George Brown College, Michael is an award winning mixed media painter and sculptor who has shown work across Ontario and the United States, including the Hummingbird Centre in Toronto, The Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and the Agora Gallery in New York.

Michael has more than 25 years of design, planning, and fabrication experience across a range of industries including arts and culture, advertising, small business, agriculture, professional and social services, and tourism. He works in several media, developing designs and applications for print, web, signs, garments, promotional materials, and more.