"Color is radiant energy interacting with the world and with our minds."

Some things canít be observed or measured empirically, but they have a reality to the mind. Through drawing, such insights become sharper, and a continual investigation of these insights forges the bridge between the mind and world of phenomena. Sculptures in a variety of media, whether they be paper, clay, metal, found objects, or light, introduce insights into the phenomenal world, give them existence beyond the tracings of the mind, or at least extend those tracings into physical space.

Textural Experience (detail)
36" x 36" x 10"

Mick Lorusso is currently an MFA candidate in the sculpture program at San Francisco Art Institute. He earned his BA in Studio Art at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. Lorusso uses drawing, sculpture, and urban intervention to forge a bridge between visual insights of the mind and the world of daily phenomena. Before coming to San Francisco, he lived and worked in Mexico City and Seattle, WA. He has shown his work throughout Mexico, including galleries and museums in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Queretaro, and at venues in the US cities of Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, and Durango, CO. He has worked as an assistant to various public artists, including Buster Simpson and Steve Wood, and has participated in public art projects that range from mural painting, community mosaic work, and interactive works that function as ecological indicators and symbolic beacons.