Michael Conlan is visual artist who focuses on the exploration of the idea of place.   His work references the historical use of the American Landscape and it's many layers of meaning, from the Hudson River School to contemporary artists, Michael's work continues the tradition of exploring the landscape as a visual motif to confront current social and environmental issues. He does this through interweaving photographic images and sculptural objects, along with commerical/theatrical diplay to draw the viewer into the work.