Related Objects
Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 4th Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 4th Floor; Suite 420; Right of Room 420A

Mike McDonnell: A Michigan Artist ➔ Receptor

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.89.22
Artist:
Mike McDonnell
Credit:
Gift of the Mike McDonnell Estate
Medium:
Watercolor on board
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 20 in
Historical Context:
Early in Mike McDonnell's career he was fascinated with landscape and the architecture of frame houses. As his talent evolved, he began creating carefully composed still lifes of common place objects: plungers, bottles, ribbons, crocks and even rolls of toilet paper. He enjoyed employing perspective in mysterious interior gallery spaces with abstract images placed on the walls of those rooms with checkerboard floors. He has well over a thousand paintings in public and private collections throughout the United States.