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michael schwegmann

Medium: Ceramics

Booth #: LS19

I create sculptural representations of common objects. Rather than making purely trompe l’oeil pieces, I make design choices so that an engaged audience understands the sculpture are more than what they may first seem at a distance.

My sculpture looks like a memory of an object, or perhaps that object seen through a filter.

In this way, my intent is to demonstrate the value that these objects have beyond their apparent function. They have value as metaphors or symbols, and in their ability to engage intellects and emotions in unexpected ways. These sculptures become icons which may represent a whole industry, a big concept such as “work“, or maybe something personal, like “dad“.

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