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Michael Baggarly is an associate professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches Sculpture and 3-D Design. Baggarly lives and works in Murfreesboro, Tenn.. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from Western Kentucky University in 1998 and a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from University of Iowa in 2001 and 2002 as an Iowa Arts Fellowship recipient. Michael's art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions. His artwork is also included in the Tennessee State Museum Collection, Nashville, Tenn., Learning Connexion, Wellington, New Zealand, Museo de Collage, Morelos, Mexico and SUNY, Geneseo, N.Y.
About Quiet Observations
I grew up observing my grandfather, who made his living as a miner before being forced to retire due to the industry¹s considerable effect on his health. In a chair in his front yard, he would sit for hours watching the world pass. During this time he would often take a stick that had fallen from the large tree he sat beneath and use his pocketknife to slowly carve it away. He never made anything beyond the mass of shavings that covered the ground at his feet, but the true importance of this act was not what was made, but rather the process of making. This observation, perhaps more than any other, shaped my relationship to the world. My work is born within opposition to this environmental noise.
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