Michael Magrath

Michael Magrath, Sculptor

I approach sculpture as a process of expressing, whether in concrete or ephemeral form, something otherwise intangible.  I have focused primarily on the human subject not only because it is hugely accessible, but because I perceive something implicit in the body that remains inchoate, vibrant, and continuously relevant.  Simply put, the material world is the body of the divine.  I do not pursue realism for its own sake, but consider clear and direct observation an intense and deeply spiritual discipline, a path to uncover something as yet unknown.  For me study of the specific form and attitude of the individual before me is a way of exploring and understanding the deeper structures of the universe.