O'Michael uses spirals and arches to capture life and nature. She explores the interaction of mass, structure, space, surface, shadow and volume through quality of line in 360 degrees. Her objective is to make forms speaking to man’s primal response to beauty.
O'Michael comes from the West Texas flatlands; a place spotted with cacti, steel-rig trees and pump-jacks. Her sculpture continues that vision of big blue skies punctuated with iron and steel. Her art began with painting lessons with her landscape artist father; her grandfather was a blacksmith in the Pennsylvania coal mines. She brings this heritage together through steel work.
Michelle O'Michael and technician roll-forming steel
Mother and Child, Michelle O'Michael
Baylor Women and Children's Hospital, Dallas, TX
Michelle O'Michael creating steel