Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych

Just installed within the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrated Medicine Clinic, Minneapolis Children's Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
28"h x 84"w x 2"d (three panels)

Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych

Rushing Water tin collage

Installed the Rushing Water tin collage for a private client today. Just in time for the fishing opener! 

Rushing Water

MN Original | Mosaic artist Michael Sweere

A former art director, Michael Sweere created his first mosaics out of discarded product packaging from his various advertising accounts. After learning the basics of the medium, he started incorporating more traditional mosaic materials like tile and tin.

Sweere scours thrift stores and rummage sales to find materials for his work, which includes imagery of nature, animals and landscapes.

Mike's feature segment on MN Original #609: Michael Sweere

Full MN Original episode #609: Michael Sweere + Jayanthi Kyle + Coffee Art + GTCYS

 Michael Sweere on MN Original #609

Michael Sweere on MN Original #609

Luna Danza mosaic

Completed the Luna Danza backsplash mosaic for a private home just this week. Vibrant color palette and subject matter was great to work with. Will be installed at client's home in the coming weeks. 

Luna Danza

MN Original | The Gallery at Children’s Hospital

Art plays a crucial role in the healing process for patients and families at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Whether it’s the one-on-one art therapy or the infusion of kid-friendly art installations throughout the buildings, art helps to make the hospital more familiar and friendly for all who walk through the doors. Through its Arts & Healing program, Children’s Hospital will end up with more than 700 pieces of commissioned art.

Click here for MN Original episode : The Gallery at Children's Hospital

Majestic Lake

The Storyteller

Forecast Public Art | Carl W. Kroening Interpretative Center

Michael Sweere created a recycled-object mosaic mural depicting the natural life of the Upper Mississippi  River. Sweere worked with the Carl W. Kroening Interpretive Center in the North Mississippi Regional Park. The mural has become a “centerpiece” within the Interpretive Center for fun, kid-friendly activities. The installation combines folk art whimsy and fine art accuracy to amuse viewers as they learn about the living creatures of the Upper-Mississippi ecosystem.

Click here to learn about the installation process at the Carl W. Kroening Interpretative Center.

Life on the Mississippi (detail)