To know Michael is to love his enthusiasm for life and adventure. He's a young soul with a big heart. Michael has never taken an art class and is not super comfortable with the artist moniker. His interest in art came from skateboarding and it’s DIY culture. He was a member of the US Ski Team and skied moguls on the World Cup. It was during this time that he started experimenting with art to fill the hours of down time. A world Cup skier, turned artist, turned entrepreneur, turned chicken king of Colorado. He's the founder of Colorado-based Yellowbelly Chicken.
Michael's stencil art is inspired by the amazing graffiti art he witnessed around the airports in Europe during his World Cup travels. He cuts each stencil by hand with a razorblade & spray paints his images on clothing and handbags. Michael has his own line of clothing and handbags called Idiom Sweatshop.