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Current Location:
Muskegon Regional Center
Muskegon Innovation Hub (MAREC) -> Higher Education Center at MCC
-> 1st Floor (MAREC)
Location Notes:
MEC; Office 132; Co Launch

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Ribbon Wrapped Hammer

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.89.17
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Mike McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on board
Date:
1982
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15 in Width: 22.5 in
Historical Context:
In the early 1980’s, Michigan-based artist Mike McDonnell became enamored with still life arrangements of common household objects. He began by drawing each object individually, then patiently applied multiple glazes of watercolor paint to achieve rich color and the illusion of realism. In these still life compositions he strived to idealize common objects while he emphasized clean, precise, color and details.