Michele English, Papier-mâché  Sculptor

El Nicho Folk Artist Spotlight

Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho
Michele English | El Nicho

Santa Fe resident Michelle English has been captivated by the creative process since childhood. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, she was smitten with figure drawing and printmaking which she has zealously studied for decades. 

 

In the late 1970s, she began to study the Spanish language and cultivated a love for Mexican art. This led to extended stays in the Highlands of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala,  as well as a career teaching Spanish. Cultural influences from this exotic, magical places can be detected in her work. 

No Strings Attached:

Michele English

Papier-mâché puppets, masks, and sculpture

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Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

Michele English Paper Mache

During the 1980s and 90s, Michele was busy teaching Spanish and squeezing in every college art class she could including airbrush, ceramics, molding and casting, color theory, and the art of puppetry.

 

Michele has recently found inspiration by working with papier-mâché. She has created puppets, masks, and sculptures. Many of the materials for her little friends come from recycled and repurposed items; one person’s trash is another’s treasure. She also uses paint, paper clay, beautiful fabrics, and textiles. She calls her pieces no strings attached because they were all based on puppet concepts but so far there are no marionettes.

 

El Nicho is delighted to showcase Michele's wonderful pieces in Santa Fe! 

Address

227 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact

(505)984-2830

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