A self-taught mixed media artist, Michelle came to the US at the age of 19 to face an unfamiliar environment and culture. Although technically inclined, she pursued art in her senior year at the University and found that this was an avenue to help her function and navigate the challenges of this new and exciting world.
Michelle’s work not only reflects her effervescent, colorful culture, but also her zest for life and adventure. Each piece tells a story and transcends culture, sexual orientation and gender as it relates to life’s experiences.
Since relocating to the South Florida area in 2018, her work has evolved in both form and depth. This evolution derived directly from her exposure to a creative world she fully embraced, and from the maturation of her technique. Her work has transformed from 2-dimensional layered pieces to 3-dimensional works that are sculptural in appearance, with an undeniable emotionally provocative effect.
Although whimsical in nature, Michelle’s work usually carries an underlying message. Being that each artwork correlates to experiences at various stages in her adventures, it has evolved over the years to reflect her strength, maturity and growth.