19 | Eye of the Storm

Sculpture  |  Michael Angelo Magnotta |  East Lansing, MI

About This Installation

As a sculptor, privileged to have my work in the public sphere, I feel a responsibility to engage the viewer and provide a positive visual presence to the community.

I find expression in creating art from industrial remnants and cast-offs. With inspiration from the masters of the genre, my work arises from my experiences and things I love - jazz, space, nature, mankind, and beauty in all its manifestations. The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, beauty in the imperfect and the natural time-worn patina, also resonates in my art.
My sculptures typically begin with a trip to the metal yard. There, among the industrial detritus, I gather my palette, much as a painter chooses their paints. From the shapes and textures I rescue, a conversation takes place - a visual conversation - that results in the three dimensional work comprising my sculptures.

Artist Bio

Michael Magnotta's background includes the study of architecture, design, and fabrication. His work is held in private and public collections and it has been exhibited around the Midwest at institutions such as Dow Gardens and the Ella Sharp Museum Sculpture Park.

NOTE: Some images are submission proposals. Final artwork photos will be posted after the artist has completed their installation prior to June 1, 2021.

Find On The Trail - Site 19

Grassy Area Near Elm St. & Cedar St.

This large grassy site houses large shading trees. This site is visible from the trail and from the street. This site has hosted a large-scale sculpture in the past. Look for this great sculpture this year.

This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from:
Joe Smalley

ArtPath 2021 is generously supported by our title sponsors Rathbun Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance. With additional support by:

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