Michelle Clarke is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that portray a deep appreciation for New Zealand wildlife.
Working mainly in stainless steel and copper. Michelle encourages close examination of her intricate works, on doing this we can gauge an understanding of how each sculpture is constructed. Each sculptures detail is constructed using an additive technique, layered from the inside out, by an accumulation of stainless steel patches that are worked together and welded by hand. Michelle effortlessly moulds these metal patches into larger than life creations, that almost seem almost alive and an ‘Alice in Wonderland” sense of fantasy