Several reference images were digitally assembled to help me compose this surreal portrait of the State of California. Paramount and Columbia film studios are represented, and the state symbol, the grizzly bear, is helping with the lemon picking.

- Michael Wedge

Queen Calafia
MICHAEL WEDGE


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2018

16" h x 20" w x .6" d
0 lbs. 12 oz.

$625

SHIPS FREE




Artist
Michael Wedge
Wyoming, New York

Getting to Know Michael

Michael Wedge works in a variety of mediums: sculpture, painting, mixed media and more. He oftentimes starts with a mental image and creates digital collages, which become the basis for his paintings. A lot of his work references themes from his personal life, such as the experience of living in a city versus in the countryside. If his art seems mysterious, it’s because he enjoys making complex works. “I am attracted to images or moments that seem to have something subtle or hidden under the surface,” he explains. When he’s not making art, he teaches it at an elementary school.