Michael's work is intriquing. He applies resin to certain parts of the painting creating an interesting 3D top layer that mimics the patterns of the painting while seeming invisible when viewed from certain angles. Very cool technique.
Shane donated the proceeds from this artwork (below) to the Contemporary's new building fund. Very cool of him to do that.
He had several other pieces that incorporated small (really, really small) figures. I was admiring the great trees with long roots, that cast really great shadows on the wall, when I realized there were small figures standing on some roots. The little models reminded me of railroad modeling and architechs models. Sure enough, Shane said he used to be into railroad modeling as a kid. The photo below shows the great trees with Shane talking to fans about them.