DIMENSIONS: 17.3 x 23 x 9 inches (43.9 x 58.4 x 22.9 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Ruivina marble and platinum leaf Michael uses natural forms as one of his primary references, seedpods, shells, fossils and plant buds. The idea that a form develops and grows from within a hard casing to burst forth and reveal a new appearance is paramount to his thought process. Unbalancing the original and juxtaposing taut polished geometric forms against roughly textured organic shapes that emerge from within.