Michael Dunbar has balanced his sharply escalating rewn as a sculptor with two decades as the coordinator of the arts and architecture program for the State of Illiis, which has enabled him to mentor the careers of hundreds of artists for over twenty years.
Each of Dunbar's precisely crafted sculptures is a new entity rather than an abstraction of an existing one. They are concerned with ideas such as time, connection, and interaction. His formal influences include trestles, clocks, and navigational instruments as well as the cultural concepts of the heartland. His works are installed at universities, corporate headquarters, and sculpture parks throughout the country.
A 21 by 18 by 30-foot piece, Euclid's Cross, was recently reviewed in Sculpture Magazine. An even more massive work is scheduled to go up at the confluence of three rivers in the Midwest. This mograph is an indispensable addition to educational and private art libraries.