reach ©2016, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, gesso, permanent ink
peaceable assembly ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink
The work you find on this site includes handmade objects and images, created with a sense of respect for the everyday world - a respect for all that is shared in common and all that is different or unique. Mike Sweeney sees importance in acknowledging that sameness and difference are inseparable parts of each person, thing, and relationship. Observing how sameness and difference are collaborating forces in the world influences how Mike selects his subjects and methods for working.