Michael Dunbar is destined to become known as the most American of artists not only through the sheer stature of his work but by the scope of his influence. He has balanced his sharply escalating renown as a sculptor with two decades as the coordinator of the arts and architecture program for the State of Illinois.
Each of Dunbar’s precisely crafted sculptures is a new entity rather than an abstraction of an existing one. It is concerned with ideas such as time, connection, and interaction. His formal influences include trestles, clocks, and navigational instruments as well as the cultural concepts of the heartland. His works are installed at universities, corporate headquarters, and sculpture parks throughout the country.
Suzanne Deats is a Santa Fe-based arts writer and editor. She has published hundreds of reviews and interviews and is the author of several art books.
Size: 11.25 x 10.25 in.
Plates: 45 color plates