“He never had a pot for the fish he caught, So he had to use the big dipper”

20’ x 12’ x 5’

Red Pines, Porcelain, Leather, Tar, Jute, Burlap, Wool, Acrylic, Beeswax, “Ferguson Red” Enamel, Corn, Rock Salt, Coins, Walnut, Douglas Fir, Osage Orange, Oak, Ash, Maple, Aluminum, Brass, Copper, and Iron



Michael David Wickerson


November 9, 1971, London, Ontario, Canada

Currently resides : Kansas City, Kansas

Undergraduate School/year/degree:

University of Waterloo, 1995, BA Honours Fine Arts

Graduate School/year/degree

York University, 2000, MFA


Selected Exhibitions:

Balchik City Gallery, Bulgaria, 2006/2007

Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 2005


Selected Collections:

Cornbreadworks, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Balchik City gallery, Bulgaria

Noble Horizons, Salisbury, Connecticut


Selected Awards:

Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant, 2007

Independent Artist Grant, Canada Arts Council, 2001

Visual Artist Individual Grant, Ontario Arts Council, 1998




Artist Statement:

Why is it necessary?  Communication, perhaps?  Does our identity depend on it? Maybe we just need to let others take note of how we think and perceive.  Perhaps we just long to provoke and evoke feelings and emotions in one another.  However, as artists creating artworks, we still have no control over the way in which art enters and leaves our makes and worldly goods. We are still unable to deny the fact that art does not need to reside in any particular place at any given time.