Michael Chaikin

Michael Chaikin was born in 1957 in the United Kingdom and became a doctor in 1981. He had always attended art classes in his spare time mostly making ceramics until one day he swapped to sculpture-modeling classes. This was the greatest shock of his life, he completely fell in love with sculpture and from then on changed his career path. He first went to Eastbourne College Art College and then Falmouth Art.

College and graduated with a BA Hons in fine art in 1990. Michael has always been fascinated at the workings of machinery, taking toys and train-sets apart as a child and has always loved the works of Alexander Calder- the mobile maker, and Jean Tinguely- the mad kinetic sculptor. The original fascination with the interior workings of the human body eventually emerged as a desire to create movement and form in sculpture. He has not practiced medicine since 1999, concentrating on sculpture hosting numerous one man and private commissions throughout Europe. Working mainly in copper ( a material greatly influenced by world financial markets) his sculptures benefit from being placed outdoors where they elements give them life and Enhance their patina. Though akin to childrens mobiles these fabulous sculptures are so much more.

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