LANDSCAPE AS METAPHOR
These invented landscapes communicate the total and solid presence of nature. Design elements hold the work together. Never a realist, Michener has endeavored to impose an order of logic and playful formalism into his images... The results of this technique can be seen in renderings of the trees and cliffs in Spring, Wind, Cliffs and Crows. His use of aerial views, distorted perspective and close-up elements interrupt the spatial clarity of his scenes. The viewer is never regulated to one point of view through typical techniques of perspectives but rather is shown all of the scene. Viewing the work, one never knows quite where they stand within the landscape....