The Portrait Model [Picture Frame, Baseball Bats, Checkerboard, Hat Form, Croquet Balls]
found object assemblage, 71x23x14"
Lady with a Heron [Graveyard Flower Basket, Chair Parts, Bowling Pins, Wooden Forks]
found object assemblage, 53x32x10"
A Defiant Man and His Dog [Carpenter's Level, Tool Handles, Kitchen Pounder, Yo-Yo]
found object assemblage, 32x6x7"
Croquet Player in a Circle
found object assemblage, 23x23x4"
Lion [Mallet Head, Meat Tenderizer, Blocks, Bowling Pin, Box, Brush, Shoe Stretcher Knobs]
found object assemblage, 12x13x5"
The Boy With a Cowboy Shirt [Laundry Fork, Clothes Pins, Toy Paddle, Wooden Beads]
found object assemblage, 32x8x5"
Egret [net floater, salad forks, hammer handles, wooden beads, darning egg, cultivator]
found object assemblage, 30x18x7"
Aardvark [Clothes Pins, Fid, Tool Handle, Beads]
found object assemblage, 15x5x4"
Bunny Riding a Tortoise [Scale Basket, Wooden Spoons, Bowling Pins, Darning Eggs, Foot Form]
found object assemblage, 23x25x12"
Michael Stasiuk is a multimedia sculptor who lives and works in Portsmouth, NH. Michael works with a child-like sensibility which has been fueled by many years of teaching and collaborating with children and adults. He has been a theatrical Prop Master for the Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe in Telluride, Colorado for 28 years. The last 23 have included residencies collaborating with children and adults around the world bringing characters of all sizes to life in a variety of materials.
“I am an animator of objects. I work figuratively giving a new sense of context to otherwise commonplace or discarded items. The items I choose evoke a nostalgia and a sense of memory. My process is creating inventive but simple joinery between materials, mostly wood, metal and fiber.”