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2013 Book Festival Author
Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette is a mixed media artist known for his densely detailed and dimensionally complex paper sculptures, installations, and drawings. Power Seeker, a survey of his cut paper sculpture, is on display at the Paper Discovery Center in Appleton during April and May, 2013. Working exclusively with heavyweight paper card stock, Velliquette hand cuts and constructs visually and structurally intricate pieces that reference masks and other forms of ritually driven object-making. His book Lairs of the Unconscious, published by Devibooks, chronicles his work from the past 10 years.

Currently Velliquette is a faculty associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a lecturer at Madison College. He explains that he uses paper, scissors, paint, and glue to create, "spectacles of the handmade" and "Central to this practice is a belief that this kind of work can communicate expressions of generosity through its visual abundance."

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