Michael Ferris Jr.

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I create sculpture out of recycled wood.

Formally, I am interested in contrasting the stoic and classical physical composition of my work with its complex multi-patterned surface. I am continually working toward finding the balance between these two extremes; and as a sculpture develops, my concentration becomes focused on imbuing the portrait with a genuine human presence.

Ultimately my main motivation is to transcend and transform the discarded wood into something that is very well crafted, beautiful and most importantly an expression of my subject’s – and my own – psychological and spiritual inner self.

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