Untitled/Melissa, Michael Seeley

After spending most of their professional career as an architect working with utilitarian building types and structures not generally associated with much visual aesthetic, Michael Seeley developed an appreciation for some of the strange and intriguing scenes found in and around construction sites. Three-plus decades of construction administration and site visits have become the source material for what is now a full-time painting practice.

My recent painting practice has begun to focus more on the temporary means and methods used in construction, and less so on the actual “architecture” itself. Inspired by my wife’s work and photography as an environmental scientist, I have also begun to slowly incorporate some natural and organic elements in the work, as a counterpoint to the orthogonal geometry common to construction.