For Michael Aaron Hall, 2019 is shaping up to be pretty busy, with travel and a focus on monuments. In the spring he’s headed to Washington D.C. to see Daniel Chester French’s Lincoln Memorial, which has been a long-term goal. In the summer, he’s headed to New York as Utah’s ambassador for the National Sculpture Societry Conference. He’s also headed to Russia, where he’ll be teaching a master class at the Saratov State Radischev Art Museum, and exploring an opportunity to create a large multi-figure sculpture in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Back in the studio, he’ll be continuing to create several sculpture reliefs and other pieces for a project he’s been involved with for the past 12 years, the Monument of the Americas. It’s a projected large sculpture park with multiple sculptures, gardens, fountains, etc., telling the story of The Book of Mormon in a classical style. Two of his most recent sculpture reliefs for the project are currently on display at the Springville Museum of Art’s 33rd Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah.
“I’ve been interested in figurative art since I was a young child, and I have dedicated my entire life to the pursuit of creating beautiful works of art that connect with people on a deep personal level,” says the artist, who has traveled to both Russia and Italy for his studies.
See more of his work at michaelaaronhall.com.
What’s New (2019) curated by Emily Larsen.
Every January we check in with Utah artists to see what the new year holds in store for them.
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