The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.
Hypatia of Alexandria was a very well regarded Pagan Philosopher, Mathematician Astronomer and Teacher. The Bishop of Alexandria (Cyril) felt threatened by her strength, political and social influence. Her teachings in science and philosophy wer regarded as Pagan pursuits by Cyril (regardless of the fact that she had
After months of campaigning to discredit Hypatia and her school Bishop Cyril labeled her a witch and conspired to have her killed. Led by a lector named Peter, a mob of Christians, including Parabalani monks murdered her on March 8th 415ad. It is said that they stripped her naked, filleted her skin with oyster shells and cut out her eyes. She was then dismembered and burned
Hypatia is presented in her death scene. The features of her face are muted showing how her enemies attempted to deface her. The cross is symbolic of a hard edged shadowy prescence. Her light and strength are not diminished. The story of Hypatia exemplifies how Christianity has supressed powerful women, natural science and philosophy and perpetuated patriarchal ideals.
Banker Lamp built from motorcycle, transmission and transfer case parts.
Mercedes Mobile Lamp
"Don't Quit your Day Job" at Columbia Center for the Arts November 5th-26th. Stop in on November 5th for the first Friday show. I would love to see you there.
Columbia Center for the Arts
This is a working artists show where artists exhibit art about what its like to create art while having a full time job.
Columbia Center for the Arts
Figure Study- For Sale at Hunt&Gather, Portland Oregon.
The Gallery at the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce is selling a few of my smaller works. Go Visit and Enjoy!
For Sale at the Gallery in the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce.
For Sale at Hunt&Gather in Portland, this table is built from the door of a decommissioned cabin on Mt Hood. The other parts include automotive leaf springs and clutch plates, and an old car mounted ski rack. 100 percent repurposed materials.
For Sale at Hunt&Gather in the Portland Pearl, this lamp is made from a re-purposed hand drill and salvaged base.
The Universe- Large wall hanging depicting Circle, Triangle, Square symbols widely used in many different cultures and religions but all having very similar meaning.
Square is the physical world, North, South, East, West, Water, Air, Fire, Earth, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Triangle is the human experience and the union of the three sides of humanity, body, mind and spirit.
Circle is the spiritu
About the Artist:
Growing up, Mike's influences were literature, history, psychology, mythology and automotive mechanics. Working in the shop with his father Mike would frequently liberate interesting parts from the recycling bin and take them home. As an adult his fascination with parts evolved into designing and producing upcycled functional metal art.
Given his of of technical processes, academics, and his passion for social justice, sculpture has become a natural creative expression. His work examines the duality inherent in all of us. Interactions between dark and light, masculine and feminine, chaos and structure are all expressed in a social justice platform. Based in Hood River, Oregon Mike also teaches automotive technology.
I really appreciate all the support that I have been given. Please visit these fine establishments to view all they have to offer.
-Hunt & Gather, Portland, Oregon
-Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon
-Tea Lynn's, White Salmon, Washington.
-Goldendale Chamber of Commerce
Flow Yoga, Hood River.
Art at the Cave, Vancouver WA