Michelle Jane Kowalczyk
- Works online: 2 Total prizes: No prizes won.
- Preferred media: metal, resin, wood, foam,
- Sculpture styles: abstract, installations,
- Sculpture scales: small (0 - 100cm), medium (100 - 200cm),
- Sculpture settings: indoor, outdoor,
- Works to Comission: No
- Runs Classes: Yes
I'm an Oil-Painting artist who enjoys the unique challenge that sculpture represents. My practice in sculpture is mainly experimental and yes, as such is often contains flaws, but that's part of the lure for me. I enjoy working with wood, resin, 3D printing and foam. One particular success in was a chainsaw sculpture that stood at the previous Monash University campus in Gippsland for 7 years. Since then, I have created a number of sculptures which incorporate painting in their creation. There's a unique challenge to not only creating 3dimensional surfaces, but also to painting on them that has enchanted me and more often than not, I find myself thinking of designs and works more suited to sculpture and installation art peices because of this.
I may not be a master sculpture, but I have a love of the unique beauty of sculpture and the creative outlet that it provides. It has become a passion of mine that challenges and excites me, because there's nothing more enticing than being able to make something with your own hands, especially when it becomes a happy mistake that surprises and delights me.