In May, I was asked by the editor, and close friend, of The Metropolitan d'Etroit to shoot an artist feature on Michelle Tanguay - currently one of Detroit's emerging artist's. Tony and I met with Michelle at her studio in the Bankle Building, and upon entering was surrounded by realistic paintings with vibrant textures in many different sizes.
"I was just going to cut up a painting!" Tanguay, said.
I grabbed my camera and started shooting as Michelle took an exacto blade and started to extract a skull she had painted in a previous piece that she decided would to be used in future work, which hasn't been created yet. Seeing potential from something that once was and putting it into something that could be is not only an interesting way to interpret art but it expands your mind - I admire Michelle's approach in that way.
After a long day of work, Michelle will separate herself from her paintings with nothing but a candy bracelet to indulge in while she reflects on the progress and the changes in her artwork.