gathered, bound and woven
"Confluence and Swirl" Lehman College Art Gallery
"Cascade, Current and Pool" Portland Museum of Art
"Hand Over Hand", Craft Alliance of St. Louis
Projects are built on or for the specifics of the site and situation of the exhibition. Some are permanent and others are reconfigured into other exhibitions. All works are made with hay - gathered, bound and woven.
(The work by) Michael Shaughnessy, is made from hay bound into thick, twisting ropes that spiral and squirm across the architecture of the museum’s Great Hall. The effect could easily be cutely rustic and crafty. But it’s not. It’s raw, muscular, visceral — an impressive achievement.
~ Sebastian Smee review of 2011 Maine Biennial in Boston Globe
"Waterfall Arts" Belfast Maine
"Spring Cut" Mesa Contemporary Art, Mesa AZ
"New State Rising" Bates College Museum of Art
"Cords and Crossings" University of Memphis Art Museum
"Two Rings / Gathered Rising"
"Distant View toward the Sound of Bells"
"The Rake of Western Light"
"Pamonis"s Loop and Fall"
THE HAY BALL WONDERMENT (images from an ongoing project):
INSTALLATIONS and SCULPTURES: