/ / Artist Bios 2021

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 – Bleaching, Michael Greve

The objective/philosophy of my sculpture is freedom of expression, either in its physical form or emotional.

To embrace that moment when fifty tons of muscle leaves its comfort zone for, only to enter back into familiar fields. The precision of the movement, a metaphor for humans and what they are capable of.

This tree was a gift, breaching revisited. Sixteen tons of plains red gum found bleaching within it’s mass.
The tree has had a life of its own for 400 years , this is but its next phase.


Website: www.michaelgrevesculpture.com.au

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.