by Gerry Mak in New Design on Friday 13 August 2010

There’s something about Michelle Reader’s artwork that sneaks up on the viewer — on the surface, her aesthetic is not too far off from most ‘outsider’ artists who frantically cobble together sculptures of cute animals out of found junk.

But the London-based graduate of Central St Martins College of Art & Design masterfully captures nuanced facial expressions and the subtle lines of a pose or profile. The roughness of the actual objects she makes seems to intentionally obscure the startling beauty of her pieces that only reveals itself after a few moments.
michelle reader art
michelle reader art