Hayley Gallery - New Albany, Ohio
New Albany Artist Michael Hartman:
Michael studied industrial and graphic design at Kent State University in Ohio. He worked for many years as lead designer for an architectural firm in Chicago. By always using the latest technologies to present his designs Michael would help his clients visualize design concepts by creating life like 3D environments combining animation and graphic design to create stunning architectural presentations.
Now he applies some of the same visualization techniques to Co2 laser technology, combining graphic design with raw material manipulation to create limited edition handmade artwork and jewelry. “It’s about thinking and designing in layers and discovering how each organic material will respond to the laser. My favorite part of the whole process is that I never know how a new material will reveal itself when I apply different etching techniques to my designs. That’s why I keep my designs relatively simple. I want the materials to speak for themselves.”