©Michael Contino Studios.

My hypothesis as a result of looking back at the last ten years of my work is that It’s about loss, that it has always been about loss. Loss of love, loss of life, loss of intuition, loss of passion; yet, loss is a Feeling that is universal, and as common as a smile. The humor of this experiment is that this feeling of loss has transformed into something tangible, often pleasing to the eyes, as most art is. I create Objects from a feeling of emptiness.