Born and raised in Connecticut, Michael found his passion for creating subtractive wood sculptures in 1995. While attending King & Low Heywood Thomas High School in Stamford under the instruction of Chuck Wilcoxen, Michael picked up his first set of chisels and began to carve.
While attending Drew University in New Jersey, he was lucky enough to learn a true love for the sculpture form under the guidance of Deborah Ascheim. He went on to study Studio Art in New Paltz where he began carving a large trunk of Ash into the Serpentine Man–under a tarp, balanced on 2 stacks of old tires–behind his apartment.
To this day, he primarily works in hardwood, but does venture into other mediums from time to time. His recent works range in size from small table top pieces, to his signature, abstract 8′ tall large format organic open forms.
Since 2002, Michael has also been Owner and Creative Director of Square Squared a web development, advertising and marketing agency in Fairfield County, CT. He is also Chairman of the Solomon Scholarship Fund, a not-for-profit organization established in 1967, for the advancement of Engineering students.