Artifacts

Artifacts is a three-dimensional still life featuring bits of found tiles including early Pewabic tiles and some ancient tiles from Tripoli (circa 400 BC). This work also includes bronze pieces of broken musical instruments from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and several typewriter keys. The artwork was originally conceived for the Michigan Lawyers Auxiliary as a horizontal composition. When MSU purchased the artwork in 2010 from the Michigan Lawyers auxiliary, Mr. Michaels refurbished and added to the piece, reorienting the composition to a vertical format. Mixed media. 24 in. by 73 in. [MSU Lib artwork inventory; Public Art on Campus Committee; publicart.msu.edu]

1979; reworked 2010

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