Site Coordinator & Creator of Magic
Visionary, Handyman, Technical Consultant
Educator, Potter, Singer-Songwriter
Being an artist, Michael immediately began invoking some of his painting aesthetics into a third dimension, transforming natural features such as stone and river wood into surreal, fluid, cavern-like structures coated in high-vibrational colors.
For 28 years, Michael built these structures with the help of his wife and friends. His work seems more shamanic than artistic as his methodology defied convention. Michael never explained his creation, it just is. The most significant of his sculptural work is the half subterranean structures of Eliphante the first experimental building, Pipedreams, the art gallery, and Hippodome, where the couple lived. In between the buildings, stone paths cut through a natural, yet sculpted environment. Any possible insights from those who knew him elude the logical mind.
During their years creating Eliphante, it was a magical environment full of spontaneous social interaction that left the most endearing and unforgettable memories for those involved with it.
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A COLORFUL HISTORY
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