For almost four decades, Michael Dunbar has worked continuously as a professional sculptor, building monumental, abstract works of art in steel and bronze.

 

Concepts of time, distance, and space run concurrently throughout Michael's body of work.  These concepts take a formal expression through the meticulous precision and connection of arcs, planes, and beams. Michael's work often conjures imagery of mechanical objects used to move and measure the earth, explore sky and space, and transport across vast distances.  

Forms are balanced to imply a sense of movement - as if they are at rest, waiting to be turned on or caught and frozen in the midst of action.

 

Michael creates model versions, which he refers to as 'Machinist Studies,' and courtyard sized versions of the monumental scale pieces.

 

Michael lives and works in Springfield, IL.