"In art, we are once again able to do all the things we have forgotten; we are able to walk on water; we speak to the angels who call us; we move, unfettered, among the stars." - Madeleine L'Engle

Michelle Vandyk

Looking through the lens of my experiences, beliefs and aesthetic, I respond to the events, stories, people and objects I encounter and process it all in a visual language. I mull over what their relationships could be to each other and to our Creator. The interpretation of their beauty, mystery and meaning pour out of my inner being onto ‘canvas’ through a variety of media. 

 It’s my hope that the viewer will be drawn to the visual elements of my art: wax, metals, charcoal, photographs, paint, text, seeds, handmade papers, textiles, and scraps(almost everything is a candidate!).On closer inspection of the materials, metaphors and symbolism, I’d like to engage them into a deeper dialogue based on their own lens of experience. 

Michelle Vandyk