Michael Salemi

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Michael Salemi

In my work, I attempt to strike a bal­ance between clas­sic design pre­scrip­tions and my belief that wood has some­thing to say. The for­mer leads me to cre­ate pleas­ing pro­por­tions. The lat­ter leads me to look to the wood for sug­ges­tions of shape and tex­ture. I am attracted to wood that has started to decay. Decayed wood promises dra­matic color and pat­tern and pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity to work with neg­a­tive spaces.

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Juried into Orange County Artist Guild, 2015
Ike­bana • Accepted in Res­o­lu­tions Juried Com­pe­ti­tion, 2015, Hills­bor­ough, NC
Spalted Maple Ike­bana • Accepted in Res­o­lu­tions Juried Com­pe­ti­tion, 2016.


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