Michelle Echenique

  • "Second Wind", a kinetic sculpture using reclaimed material
  • "Second Wind", a kinetic sculpture using reclaimed material
  • "Shatter" a reclaimed material sculpture, part of the Aegean Passage art trail
  • "Totem" a reclaimed material sculpture, part of the Aegean Passage art trail
  • "Trail Guide" a reclaimed material sculpture, part of the Wheel Sea art trail.
  • "Ship's Wheel" a reclaimed material sculpture, part of the Wheel Sea art trail.
  • "Beer Nuts", a kinetic sculpture using reclaimed material
  • "Route of Passage", a kinetic sculpture using reclaimed material
  • "Seasons", a sculpture using reclaimed and natural material
  • "Thought Bubble" made from repurposed and natural materials
  • Mobile of reclaimed metal from The Junk Trail project
  • "Meat Map" made from repurposed natural materials
  • Installation using repurposed environmental art from The Junk Trail project
  • Installation using repurposed materials, from The Junk Trail project
  • Windsock" site specific sculpture of reclaimed material.
  • "Dream Catcher" site specific sculpture of reclaimed material.
  • "Dream Catcher" detail.
  • "Dream Catcher" detail.

Michelle Echenique is a mixed-media artist living and working in San Francisco, CA.
Her work utilizes found material. Using throwaways is equal parts preference—she revels in the challenge of repurposing—and environmental statement—highlighting contemporary society’s overconsumption.

Her current focus is trail building utilizing current landscape features and incorporating created sculptures using local finds. Contextualizing a trail within the land’s natural and human history unites the current sense of place with its past while inviting travelers to consider dynamically how current circumstance is shaped by what came before.

Artworks along the path, created using material from the place, provide visual cues and considerations all intended to build upon the fusion of the past with a vision of what’s ahead.

Outside the studio Michelle is active with the temporary art space, Hayes Valley Art Works. She is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of WEAD, (Women Eco Artists Dialog) and is a Teaching Artist for ArtSpan participating in Art for City Youth and Community Engagement Project

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    • San Francisco CA 94114
    • 415-696-2233

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