Mike McCarthy
Limestone Vessel
Indiana Limestone
12” x 18” x 16”
9” x 6.6” x 4.5”
Peace Lilly
9.75" x 5” x 4.5”
Sunset Palm
8.75” x 7” x 2.75”
Indiana Limestone
4’ x 2.5’ x 3’
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Artist Statement:


I am a Louisville, KY based sculptor working primarily in stone. I was born and raised in Elk Grove Village, Il., a suburb of Chicago. I attended Bellarmine College here in Louisville where I received a B.A. in Fine Art.


Creating art has always been a necessity to me. It provides an avenue to bring my ideas to life. In working through the creative process, the vision of those ideas takes form and develops into a solid structure. The development of that structure and the melding of the idea into a completed work is one of the most fulfilling activities in my life.


While my subject matter varies, it is all influenced by artists such as Michelangelo Bernini and Da Vinci. Regardless of if I am working figuratively or doing an abstract work, their command of line and form inspire me to strive to achieve their level of competence.


The influence those masters have had on me has also influenced my material of choice and the scale at which I prefer to work. While I do some work in wood and steel, my preferred material is stone. I like the permanence and the weight that stone gives to my work. As so many of the great works were done in stone, it gives me a connection to those great works. I continue to work in gallery scale, but again, through the influence of those masters, I choose to work on monumental scale work as much as possible. Even while preparing for a gallery show, I always have a large scale work in progress.