MICHAEL STIPE is one of my inspirations, from some of the darkest days in my personal life. His distinct music, visual work, and productions off stage (such as in producing Being John Malkovich) make me crave a visit to one of his workspaces, such as the one he showed in New York.
Stipe creates replicas, including sculptures that reference conceptual ideas from his early life. "Sculpture is what you back into when looking at a painting," he says laughingly. Stipe thinks "the job of artists, the job of creatives is to examine things around us and to push (people) to a place". His work is transformative and creative. Below the break is a video that shares the vision of Michael Stipe, the creator.