Michael Greve’s sculptures illustrate his love of natural form, particularly the textures that his wood pieces detail, he feels the utilitarian appeal of timber must not be at the expense of the expression of the tree.
Michael studied at RMIT Sculpture, Melbourne and within his field of Camouflage Prosthetics exhibiting consistently since 2000. Awards received include SxS, ‘People’s choice’, 2014 and Sculptures at Killalea, winner, 2015 . His works are collected and commissions made both within Australia and internationally, notably Uli Sigg (Switzerland), Terry Snow and the late Inge King.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Lock Step, Michael Greve
The original sculpture carved from timber was called Nureyev’s Foot depicting the damage in which Nureyev’s art form inflicted upon his feet. Greve has used an old traditional technique of sand casting to create Lock Step, the cast iron sculpture originates the same form with a vastly different feeling, the change of medium is hard and unbending resonating with diverse stances. Lock Step emanates a vision of jackboots and freedom lost, maybe not dissimilar to the world Nureyev’s feet encountered inside the ballet shoes.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.