reach

reach ©2016, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, cotton rag paper, gesso, permanent ink

shake the ruts of America.JPG

shake the ruts of America ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink 

be aware when the catbird takes your cal

be aware when the catbird takes your call ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

institutional voices.jpg

institutional voices ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, coffee filter, soy based ink

from the cat bird seat, words count

from the catbird seat, words count ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

subtle divides to the open airs ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink 

subtle divides to the open airs ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink 

allowed to rise, most stand on their own together, ©2020, Mike Sweeney, quilt: soy based ink on coffee filter backed with garden cloth

allowed to rise, most stand on their own together, ©2020, Mike Sweeney, quilt: soy based ink on coffee filter backed with garden cloth

who has the presidents ear.jpg

who has the president's ear? ©2020, Mike Sweeney, rice and watercolor paper, soy based ink

peaceable assembly.jpg

peaceable assembly ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink

​mumbles & whispers: it's not what they shout 

mumbles & whispers: it's not what they shout ©2020, Mike Sweeney, watercolor paper, rice paper, soy based ink

bus blue.JPG

bus blues ©2020, Mike Sweeney, handwoven paper, rice paper, soy based ink  

hard questions. take the microphone? or speak into it? ©2020, Mike Sweeney, watercolor paper, rice paper, soy based ink

hard questions. take the microphone? or speak into it? ©2020, Mike Sweeney, watercolor 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.
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Cover &  Interview, September, 2019

 

©2020, Michael Sweeney.  All images and text on this website, unless otherwise attributed, are the sole property of the artist, Michael Sweeney.  Use or reproduction of images and text from this site is permissible only with the expressed written permission of the artist, Michael Sweeney. 

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