Michael Horswill Fine Art
I create abstract visual environments in sculptures, drawings, and paintings. The natural materials I choose live together with mechanical materials, combining wood, rawhide, beeswax, and bamboo with steel, copper, wire and glass.
I’m struck by the reoccurring wonder of how curious things have a way of finding one another… as if they are seeking their other life. As an artist, I’m fortunate enough to provide the introductions, so that once together, they can remind us through their beauty, that everything is deeply connected.
My influences include a love of nature and fascination with mechanical systems. I grew up in the Northwest and attended art schools and universities in Montana, Japan, Washington, and Idaho, studying studio art and architecture, Native-American artifacts, African and Oceanic art, and Asian Wabe-Sabe philosophy, which culminated in a Master of Fine Art degree. Alongside my art-making, I am a professor of art, teaching sculpture, drawing, and art history at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
I am a life-long student of art, continually exploring and uniting processes and materials to create intricate artwork for gallery exhibitions and larger public installations in the Inland Northwest region.
Please follow this link to view my professional -> RESUME.
I am also represented in Coeur d'Alene by The Art Spirit Gallery: see the contact page for more information.