Mike Coyle

drawing, sculpture, painting, etching

My work is executed in different art styles that show what I want to express in the best way. I start with an idea and adapt to whatever modifications are needed as the original idea develops. It can be how our experience is impacted by other effects, or my interpretation of something. My series on Turmoil and Strife documents intense person to person conflicts, with aggression playing out so that brunt force effects are clearly understood. Reality is the driver but images can look surreal and ethereal planes may be included. I also work with structures and systems. The design of a piece may include an interesting object or pattern, with important ancillary items represented, and peripheral objects fading out or not being represented at all. There must be a balance between the design and the emotion in a piece but capturing the feeling is the most important thing.