Michael Updike graduated from Mass College of Art and received his MFA from Vermont College. He is a long standing North Shore artist. Trained as a sculptor, he recently began creating artistic personalized memorial stones as well as unique slate carvings. His work challenges the pictorial paradigms of additive imaging.”I honed my carving skills on old slate roof shingles which then became my primary medium. I use slate with outward signs of wear. Paint, tar, nail holes, fractures, chips and flaking tell of the slateâ€™s former utilitarian life. The scars of its history rest on its surface while I cut through the patina revealing fresher layers of stone.
Crow image engraved on a recycled slate roof shingle, by Michael Updike.
Dimensions: 9″ x 18″
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Littleton Fine Craft Gallery
81 Main Street Lower Level
Littleton, NH 03561
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Wednesday - Monday, 10:00am - 5:00pm Nestled in the shadow of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and located along the bank of the Ammonoosuc River, Littleton is the hub of the North Country. You will find the Littleton League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery at 81 Main St, in the heart of downtown. With one of the best selections of fine crafts in New Hampshire: From mugs to wood-block prints, hammered silver bracelets to handwoven shawls, you will always find something elegant, playful, practical and original. The Littleton Gallery opened in 2004, one of the League’s nine retail galleries around the state.