Piece description from the artist
Black Prisma Drawing
Michael Cook graduated in 2009 from San Diego State University with a degree in fine arts and an emphasis on painting and orintmaking. After graduating, Michael had the privilege to apprentice with world famous artist, "Justin Bua":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Bua. Working closely with Bua greatly influenced Michael's style, who was able to build on what he had already learned in college.
As a child, Michael spent every Saturday morning glued to the television set, drinking a large glass of chocolate milk and watching a parade of cartoons. Though he enjoyed all sorts of cartoon shows, nothing came close to "Chuck Jones":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Jones and his classic "Looney Tunes":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes. Michael always appreciated the twisted, creative nature of Chuck Jones’s characters as well as the work of "Theodor Seuss Geisel":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss.
Michael believes in the formal art of drawing and painting, but sometimes he enjoys letting loose and painting or drawing something completely wacky. He does not let rules dictate his art-making practices, and he likes to mix media and style when creating a work of art.
Michael allows his passion to come through during his art-making process, blasting music and going with his own artistic flow. His artwork offers the viewer a journey through his own imagination.