About

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After over 30 years as a metal sculptor,  I have turned my attention to creating artwork using recyclable materials.  I have always been drawn to experimentation and exploration and I wanted to use a material that was versatile but where a large studio wasn't necessary.

I have found that a simple everyday material (cardboard) can be recycled and used to create a sophisticated piece of art.  Textures that are created by the material gives the viewer an art piece that is not only beautiful but draws them into the many and varied textures within.

I have found beauty in work that allows and even encourages imperfections by using materials that have been used exclusive of their original purpose.  The freedom from perfection allows an unwavering exploration of creativity.

By using a wide range of materials such as canvas, cardboard, paper, plaster, acrylic paint and mark making tools as well as a variety of other objects, I believe the transformation has begun........enjoy!

For those interested in my past sculptural works, please view my other website: artistsculptor.wixsite.com/michaelbaker1

RESUME
 
Michael Baker, sculptor

Guadalajara, Jasilco, Mexico

www.michaelbaker.com

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Selected Corporate and University Collections

 

Greenville, South Carolina

Liberty Property Trust

Maywood, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center

Kankakee, Illinois

Riverside Medical Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

Wells Fargo, Corporate Offices

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gerry Lenfest/ Mercersburg Academy

Huntersville, North Carolina

Presbyterian Hospital

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

"Cirque" Hanover Company

Botkins, Ohio

Botkins Community Park

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hub City Park

Salisbury, North Carolina

East Fisher Street Plaza

Belleville, Illinois

Belleville Public Square

Hyattsville, Maryland

Arts District Hyattsville

Alliance, Ohio

Mount Union College

Charlotte, North Carolina

Ronald McDonald Sculpture Garden

Sculpture purchased for inclusion in Robert Downey Jr. movie

"Iron Man 3"

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Selected Private Collections

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Collins, Westport Connecticut

Mr. & Mrs. Gary LeBoss, Miami, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Schiffman, Naples, Florida

Dr. & Mrs. Morton Galina, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. & Mrs. Jerrold Post, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. & Mrs. Steven Weber, Worcester, Pennsylvania

Mr. & Mrs. Joel Busel, Boca Raton, Florida

Mr. & Mrs. Champ Covington, Greenville, South Carolina

Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Birnbaum, Chicago, Illinois

Kelly Miles & Mandy Smith, Gainesville, Georgia

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Bloch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Nancy Portugal, Northbrook, Illinois

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Van Cleave, Louisville, Kentucky

Mr. & Mrs. James Becher, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ms. Suzi Trout, Chicago, Illinois

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sweeny, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Dr. & Mrs. Fred Kiekhaefer, Madison Wisconsin

Mr. & Mrs. Duane Gautier, Alexandria, Virginia

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Gibbs, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Norvell, Salisbury, North Carolina

Ten & Christine Stark, Alexandria, Virginia​​​​​

Education and Training​

Apprenticeship with George Tate, Denver, Colorado

Welding Program, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado

Urbana College, Urbana, Ohio