This painting was made by observing a map of Phoenix, Arizona, plotting points on the canvas using the parks for reference, and then connecting the points with streets. The process did not involve a ruler or straight edge. After doing several primary color pieces I wanted to create a map using a secondary color scheme. The green sections are city parks. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Michael Wedge

Secondary Grid (Phoenix)

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

31" h x 23" w x 1.25" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



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. He also dabbles in music and writes songs whenever he feels inspired.