MW

Hello, I'm Michaela Whitney, I graduated with a BFA from California College of the Arts, specializing in Textiles, Ceramics, Fashion and Illustration.
Thanks for taking a look and enjoy! (please do not use artwork without obtaining artists permission)
Here’s the baby gator, wearing a child’s 1920’s sailor dress. its looks uncomfortable doesn’t it. haha.

Here’s the baby gator, wearing a child’s 1920’s sailor dress. its looks uncomfortable doesn’t it. haha.

The crucifix of Octopi and Jellyfish, and close ups. All ceramic slab prints with melted glass. 2007

The crucifix of Octopi and Jellyfish, and close ups. All ceramic slab prints with melted glass. 2007

textiles stamping pattern called ” Thumbelina” the first one I had ever made

textiles stamping pattern called ” Thumbelina” the first one I had ever made

a close up of the same abstract textile peice

a close up of the same abstract textile peice

Heres the first abstract textile piece I had ever made, its wool boucle, and its crochet and machine knit.

Heres the first abstract textile piece I had ever made, its wool boucle, and its crochet and machine knit.

This is an old wood burned painting series I did a while back.

This is an old wood burned painting series I did a while back.

All in a Day By Michaela Whitney

Rising with the dawn.

Four hours caught between time and space and finding the password to escape it.

Which then lead me to coffee shops and clove cigarettes and what have you

Only to then put on the guise of the modern alchemist, mixing jars of powders into solid pliable potions.

Back past the coffee shop - clove cigarettes to the land of eden and back again.

Up the winding stairs as I wave to familiar faces, to the room of soul stealers.

Out and home again when I was freed.

Boxed Unicorns by Michaela Whitney

The lack of propriety about the pink elephants was evident

Playing with your own hair, staring at your feet

Duties shirked upon the floor

Heaps of molten feathers 

Argyle socks in every direction

My unraveling sweater

The unicorns hitting the boxed wine

One can no longer decipher the sound of heels and hooves 

Click, clacks echo in your head

You sway from the lights above

Rising from your trail of feathers

The flash of fur and gold lame overtakes you

You lose your last thought to the snake that grabbed your ankle

another shot, of the hand patterned, piece with the painted warp, also woven on a floor loom.

another shot, of the hand patterned, piece with the painted warp, also woven on a floor loom.

textile sample, my latest hand woven piece, all patterning done by hand, woven on a floor loom.

textile sample, my latest hand woven piece, all patterning done by hand, woven on a floor loom.