The online gallery Michele Deiters
Today there are myriad means providing opportunities for personal expression, of these the most enduringly inspirational remain the paintbrush or pencil, the spoken word, music, movement, architecture and sculpture.
For some, uniquely driven people, who carry the heavy burden of the need to create, the highest challenge and the ultimate inspiration exists only in the art and craft of sculpting.
To confront and master a stone evokes passion, fear, intuitive mathematics and extraordinary projective vision. It also demands endurance and humility.
As a child, Michèle Deiters knew what beauty lies inside every stone. Michèle’s studies, mentors and working life have been devoted to creating and discovering, perfecting and liberating, beauty from stone.
Michèle’s dream began to come true when she was awarded the privilege of apprenticeship for one and a half years as the pupil of one of The Netherlands most acclaimed Sculpture Masters, Nico Onkenhout.
After further immersion in the craft of sculpting at the London Art School’s City and Guilds she attended the London Polytechnic to perfect her welding (a potential career building bridges thankfully never materialised!).
For 2 years Michèle yellow-cabbed between New York’s National Academy and her studio on E 77th. At this time her confidence and desire for greater challenge increased but her scope was limited literally by what she was able to hoist up the stairs.
Italy provided, in one great 2 years long rush of adrenaline, the creative inspiration along with the giant stones of marble and alabaster that Michèle had until then been denied.
Returning to The Netherlands with her growing family, Michèle established her studio in Laren. Commissions began to be fulfilled for companies and individuals.
Michèle Deiters’ body of work grows and flourishes, as does the warmth, wisdom and wonderment that she shares with her husband Jan Wulf, daughter Bibi, sons Gugi and Jamie and the very many friends and relatives she cherishes.
Aphrodite Springstone Width: 60cm
Unity 1 Aurora Marble Height: 62cm
Mother and Child Serpentine Height: 43cm With base
Unveiling of Generations Alabaster
Selene Portlandstone Height: 75cm
Horse Plaster Width: 110cm Height: 100cm
Woman Marble Width: 51cm
Sitting Man Bronze Height: 64cm
Vanity Serpentine Height: 30cm With base
Niskaya Serpentine Width: 60cm
Negative Positive Bronze
Horse Bronze Width: 110cm Height: 100cm
Unity 3 Bronze Width: 70cm
Torso Abstracto Belgian hardstone Height: 60cm
Fear and Protection Springstone (green) Height: 72cm
Thoughts Bronze Height: 122cm With base
Mother and Child Springstone Width: 54cm
Reflection Belgian hardstone Height: 60cm
Metamorphosis Marble Width: 50cm Height: 42cm
Unveiling of Generations Alabaster Height: 45cm With base
Unity 3 Springstone Width: 70cm
Torso Serpentine Height: 34cm With base
Alliance Springstone Height: 60cm With base
Fear and Protection Bronze Height: 72cm
Niskaya Bronze, mixed media Width: 60cm
Thoughts Alabaster Width: 25cm
Torso Fragment Springstone Width: 48cm Height: 30cm
Leda and the Swan Alabaster Width: 60cm Height: 50cm
Simizola Serpentine Height: 45cm With base
Three Silhouettes Aurora Marble Width: 52cm Height: 32cm With base
Orpheus Bronze Width: 54cm Height: 30cm
Orpheus Marble Width: 55cm
Fusion Springstone Height: 53cm
Circle of Illusion Bronze Diameter: 150cm With base