Michael Beckerat is a mixed media artist who works primarily with high quality wood and stone. Michael takes pride in sourcing his materials from around the country and around the world. He derives a lot of pleasure from putting countless hours into his work. Michael begins his process by drawing and laying out the design, then moves into carving the wood which is followed by intricate stone inlay. He then moves into the final stages of delicate burning and detailing which eventually bring his vision to life. Michael’s art is is inspired by his visions, which are deeply influenced by folk art, mythology and story telling. When these impressions come through for Michael, he cannot rest until he gets them out into the world.