Now showing in the Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery through September 30
Michael Ford Dunton is a self-taught artist, living, learning and working in Castle Valley, UT for the last 19 years. His creations range from large scale outdoor public art to building a body of smaller fine art works and working on a commissioned basis in the private, commercial and municipal sectors.
His work is always being formed by the thrill of discovery and experimentation, whether leather and bone or plaster and concrete. He is currently focused on the disciplines of welding and stone carving; combining metal and stone with elements of light.
His work resonates with high desert introspective peace and majestic beauty. His mostly abstract forms are less about recreating what he sees, but rather expressing the emotional interaction to the sub-corporal forces that lie just beneath the surface of form. Forces that are felt rather than seen, such as balance, growth, pull of gravity and sub-atomic whirling that are constantly at play in seemingly inanimate objects.
“The pulse of life beats through everything.”
Please visit Michael's website here for more.