I am a creative that has been proclaiming the title of artist my entire life. I have always felt I was gifted to see outside the lines and catch people, relationships, nature and the ways of the world in a different perspective. This sometimes made my life difficult until I really embraced that different can be a super power. As an artist I have tried many mediums, always trying new things. About 8 years ago I stumbled into mixed media glass completely on accident. I had a vision in my head of a glass Michigan (my home state) that I wanted to purchase for my mantle. I knew exactly what I wanted but after searching all my art outlets I couldn’t find anything close. Having never tried anything from the glass world, I decided to try! After some stumbles I was pleased with my piece. After posting it to social media a business was born and 100’s of Michigan’s later... here I am! The evolution from where I started has been amazing! I started by smashing glass and arranging it in patterns. I have since taken many online workshops and tutorials from incredible artists from around the world. My goal is to never stop growing and to always push myself ! I now hand cut and grind all my glass and pride myself on never following a pattern and allowing my hands to lead . As a bonus I have been lucky to have several people in the trades along with fellow artist’s provide me with many donations of windows that have been removed from old housing and buildings straight from Detroit. This is often what I do my artwork on, giving the windows a second life as art instead of sitting in a landfill. It inspires me that I’m making old into new and that there is history behind the base of my work... I often wonder as I work... who stared out this window... what has it seen? Although I identify as an artist, my life is also entirely full with 4 awesome children that are just awesome humans along with an amazing husband that has supported my creative journey( not an easy path) completely. Life is good!!! I live for my family, my art, gardening and fitness. I’m passionate about community and making the world better and feel incredibly blessed that God has provided me with gifts to help the little girl that didn’t really fit find her place to thrive!
Michele's ArtPrize Entries
These are Michele's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Michele's Past Work
These are images of past work that Michele has done.