I am Mike Keene, an artist and sculptor, living and working in Lakewood Colorado.
Blue Birds of Bear Creek Valley is a hand built ceramic vessel with impressed roller design and multicolored glaze finish. The roller design pattern is an abstraction based on birds, plants and colors of the natural environment of Colorado.
To help manage some of the many challenges during this time of the Coronavirus, I have been getting outside, taking hikes, riding my bike and enjoying the natural beauty of Colorado. One favorite place to visit is Bear Creek Greenbelt Park near my home in Lakewood. The sights and sounds of the birds, the wildlife, the trees, the water, and even a large beaver dam are all part of the whole experience that revives my spirit and inspires my artwork. Exploring the beauty and wildness of nature and how we interact with it, is an ongoing theme in my artwork.