Michael Page Returns to 1x With Odin’s Protector

1xRUN Thru Interview
Odin’s Protector by Michael Page

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?   

Michael Page:  Odin’s Protector was created to watch over the most important person in my world. Odin was made to represent a new uprise or re-birth for a new birth. The original was painted with acrylic paint with layers of oil over the top to give a depth affect and glow to the piece. I also added gold flakes and glitter in some areas. It was created from 2011- 2012.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?    

Michael Page:  Each piece varies in the time it takes to complete, depending on how many other paintings I am working on.  I would say anywhere from 100 to 300 hours for a bigger piece like Odin’s Protector.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?     

Michael Page:  It was created by me for the purpose of creating what I love to do…make art. Also each piece will be uniquely hand-embellished, making each a one of a kind.

Detail Hand-Embellishments by Michael Page

1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.     

Michael Page:  Powerful.

Odin’s Protector by Michael Page

1xRun: When did you first start making art?

Michael Page: When I was a kid. Then when I was in my mid twenties.

Michael Page

1xRun: What was your first piece?

Michael Page: A painting of Paddington Bear, when I was six years old…my mother owns it.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?

Michael Page: Francis Bacon, Wassily Kandinsky and Leonardo Di Vinci.

Michael Page

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?

Michael Page: Sri Whipple & Ti Kunkit

Ti Kunkit

1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Michael Page: I listen to everything from talk radio to classical music and always a very good dose of metal.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Michael Page: Francis Bacon, he paints from the ether and he paints messy.

Francis Bacon

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Michael Page: My wife and I have a few drawings from Albert Reyes and we still have them.

1xRun: What else do you have coming up?

Michael Page: I have a few great group shows that I am a part of this upcoming year and a big solo show next fall 2013.

1xRun: Where o where can people find you across the wide world of the internette?

Michael Page: WebsiteFacebookBlog

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