Michelle Connolly

Totems by Michelle Connolly

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The genius in Sydney artist Michelle Connolly’s work lies in her magical ability to assemble random objects into characters of bewitching charm and whimsy, as if all parts had been searching for each other all along - like a starburst in reverse.

Heads are often carved or sculpted out of clay and then fired in a kiln.

Her incredible sense of proportion and colour are like a glue that makes these characters come to life. Every one who gazes on them will find a special connection with their very incredible new friend.

Lovely in a salon/group hang with other framed works.

Also lovely in pairs of in a row along a long wall.

Mixed Media Assemblage


‘Since 2010 I have been making figures out of a variety of found material, clay, wire, wood and paint. These figures speak to my imagination, with play and improvisation I conjure up a character, some animals, some human forms which end up dancing on my studio walls. They have a history in their make up - stories to be told and although they stand alone they also come together in a dialogue with each other. These poor scraps are turned into rich trophies - waste not, want not.’

INTERIOR DESIGN by Amber Road Design