textile piece made out of quilting cotton, batik fabric and thread
48 x 40in
Brian - This work is a depiction of my friend Brian sitting poolside. Instead of depicting how I see a pool I chose to describe it, I want to encourage the viewer to see however they do. I hope by doing so I am helping unlock everyone’s inner artist.
MICHAEL THORPE, Brian
Michael C. Thorpe
Based in New York City
Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA
Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.