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Michael Waraksa | on Tumblr (USA) - A House Is Not A Home Until It Is (2008) / Thermal Activity (2010)

Curious, introspective and occasionally goofy, Michael Waraksa is an Americain artist originally from Wisconsin living and working in Chicago. Michel’s work is cryptic and open-ended. He sees collage as a form of recycling and is attempting to build something new and unexpected by layering and juxtaposing a variety of disparate elements together. Scraps of text, photographic material from books and magazines, his own photography and drawings along with items fished out of the garbage or found blowing in the wind may all find their way into the mix. “I like to allow my preconceived ideas to take impulsive detours as my final destination is purposely vague. Nature, history, technology, advertising and dreams are some reoccurring themes and influences, but much of the direction is driven by my subconscious and simple reaction. I aim to keep much of any meaning open ended and let the viewer fill in the blanks.” Advertising, dreams, music, nature, literature and conversations would be some inspirations and influences for Michael. You can visit his website or follow his Tumblr for more work. (Interview with artist by ARTchipel July-2012)

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