Was it real or imagined? Does it really matter b/c either way you experienced it and it has become part of your personal story. It is in that blurred space between the two that Michael McConnel uses painting, drawing and sculpture to confront the process of growing up, assuming responsibility and making choices.
Stretching My Identity
What's In Store
Fragments of Decay and Family Loss
Take a walk through his world to see and feel the wounded beauty that is revealed when youthful innocence is stripped away by adult consciousness. A process that is dark and lonely. Not the fairy tale ending but a solemn realization that childhood has been lost and replaced skepticism and fear of failure.