- Michael Bishop
- EDUCATION American Institute for Foreign Study, Richmond, England Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA San Diego State University, San Diego, CA EXHIBITIONS Studio Seven Group Exhibition; Muriel Reynolds Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA June, 1988 Featured Artist; the Art Site Gallery, San Diego, CA August, 1988 Group Show; Rogue Gallery, San Diego, CA November, 1988 One Person Show; Mesa Tax Corporate Offices, San Diego, CA April, 1989 Two Person Show; Soho Gallery, La Jolla, CA August, 1989 Featured Artist; Pratt Gallery, San Diego, CA January, 1990 Group Show; Walt Disney Imagineering; Glendale, CA September, 1994 San Jose Museum of Art "Cool Stuff" show and auction; San Jose, CA 2000 P.A.W.S. LA Charity Art Auction; Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA August, 2005 Contributing Artist; Ryman Foundation for the Arts, Glendale and Hollywood, CA 1995-2013 Participant: Clos Le Chance Winery Annual Art Show, Morgan Hill, CA November, 2008 AFFILIATIONS San Diego Art Institute Gallery; Balboa Park 1987-1989 Art Site Inc. Artist's Cooperative Gallery; San Deigo, CA 1988-1990
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Dec 28, 2015
These measure 2.5" square by 5" tall.
Most are in private collections.
I scaled the parts down to ornament size, actually the size that would accommodate "O" rings for the tires and copper tubes for machine guns. They're laser etched and cut from thick copper paper and thinner gold paper.
The shading of the rivets and panel lines was done with eye shadow. It worked like pastels but had a shimmer to it that my pastels don't have.
They measure about 3" x 4" x 2.5"
Most if not all of these are in private collections now.
I was thinking that you might find these at Christmas tree lots to keep the workers warm and in a good mood. Each one is about 3" tall and most are in private collections now.
I had the sculpt of my Bulldog Cafe project 3D scanned and had one print at a smaller scale produced. I made a mold of it and cast about 12 of these in light weight resin. I painted them to try to mimic old world glass ornaments and added the details to turn them into toys.
They're about 3" x 4" x 2" and are all in private collections now.
Aug 8, 2015
We make secret things at work and taking photos of our projects is against company policy,
even with phones...
I made this dimensional sign to get noticed as the printed signs we have go largely ignored.
The idea came from the Batman figure I found at the dollar store. I liked the pose but it took a little while for the idea of how to use him came to me.
Approximately 5" x 5" x 11" H.
Nov 10, 2014
I found this tin tank in a second hand store and really like the size of it and the completely natural weathering and damage. This thing had obviously been left out in the yard for some time and I think it makes a fascinating study with effects I could only hope to replicate with paint, pigments and chemicals. The German soldier is a resin figure purchased years ago and is no longer in production.
I wanted to create a scene around the toy, leaving it "as found". My idea was to create something that was almost believable in the context of "The Great War", where tanks were new to the world and artists after the war had only vague familiarity with what they were depicting in comic books and novels. It brings to mind the Rolling Ball tank from Popular Mechanics. This toy is an actual manifestation of combining technical knowledge of these machines and artistic license.
The vignette measures approximately 8" x 10".
Sep 21, 2014
This is another 3D Postcard effort, based on a scene in a hilltown in Provence, France. The rocks are carved surfboard foam, the drainpipe is plastic and the grate is laser cut card stock. The assemblage is inserted into a frame, taking advantage of the depth to create the environment. 4.5"x6.5"x2"
Feb 9, 2014
I saw this on the road between Caen and Bayeux.
I created a smaller version of this image that was part painting and part dimensional.
I had to come back to this image again to fully explore what I could do with it.
Foam, plastic, wood, metal, found objects. 48" x 48" x 3"