Within/Without by Michael Warrick
In 1983, Michael Warrick received his MFA in both Sculpture and Ceramics from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. Since then, he has taught Sculpture, 3-D Design and Ceramics at universities and colleges across the U.S. He has also taught workshops and been invited to many universities as a visiting artist and lecturer. Warrick currently has work on display in both public and private collections. In 2001, he was commissioned to design and build the University of Arkansas at Little Rocks 75th Year Celebration Plaza and Arch/Carillon, a project that included designing a sculpture/arch/carillon, plaza, terrazzo pathways, benches and landscaping. He was also involved in a coalition between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Neighborhoods, Inc., and the city of Little Rock, in which his concept design work included sidewalks, intersections, benches, sculpture and fountains in pre-cast concrete, brick, ferro cement, aluminum, ceramic tile, water, natural gas and bronze.
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â€œMy sculpture comes inmany different forms. Some worksare architecturally oriented, several are figurative and a number of them areorganic in shape and texture. â€œWithin/Withoutâ€ explores all three of these approaches with itsarchitectural pedestal; a half female figure formed from bronze branches, and asmaller half female figure in bronze that is emerging or descending. The idea of this sculpture in bronzeand corten steel is to explore the nature of an introverted and extrovertedidentity.â€