Michael (that’s me) is an artist from here in San Antonio, Texas. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018, have studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, exhibited nationally, and currently work as a teaching artist at SAY Sí, a youth development program with a focus on the arts, where I teach local teens and preteens, who in turn regularly inspire and inform my work.
The floops (my work) are reflections on joy that I experienced in my own youth, innocence, and the effects of time and change. Maybe more importantly, the floops are manifestations of everything that makes me happy – a culmination and bridging of my happiest memories, best friends, and favorite things into sculpture. My greatest hope for my work is that it would ease the weight of everyday life for its viewers, and bring a moment where they might remember those things that make them happy.