Michael John Art
I feel like I often start my posts with “it’s been a while”, but really, this time is has! Juggling art and design has become quite a challenge these days and I’m thinking this might be a good forum to work that out. I do always spout my process here after all and this is the process of work balance in the studio. As I ponder my next move, I think it’s good to post some awesome art in the interim.
My friend Michael John has been making some really cool art over the past year. This is just my type of handmade art that I love, using mixed media objects by way of “modern technology and age old crafting techniques”. His mainly large-scale pieces are either hand sewn buttons or hand sewn on a machine. I first saw his pop-culture influenced work online but I was really blown away when I saw it in person. I had no idea they were so large and you can definitely see the skill it takes to makes these works.
I took a few iphone photos shown below, but I would definitely suggest making it to his art show on August 9th at the Downtown Standard Hotel. The flyer is below for details—see you there!