Using nothing but quintessential art tools used in kindergarten classes, artist Michael Velliquette creates incredibly intricate masterpieces that belie those materials. Made out of colorful construction paper, glue and scissors, he puts together "densely detailed and dimensionally complex paper sculptures," as aptly described on his website.
A resourceful young artist, Michael Velliquette often used found objects and cheap items in the craft store. By transforming these everyday objects into stunning artwork, he shows that anything is possible.
Hailing from Sandusky, Ohio, and based in Madison, Wisconsin, Michael Velliquette's most recent solo show, titled One From Many From One, was hosted by Ripon College. Michael Velliquette writes that the name of the exhibition refers to "the expansion and contraction of an artist’s process, the evolution of a body of work over a lifetime."