Mike Kammerer works in wood, making sculpture inspired by living things from the present and the deep past. His work is an inquiry into the nature of organic life and evolution, and it questions how we relate and identify with nature considering the array of new knowledge that scientific research has provided. He brings into question the assumption of a human centered world by elevating micro-organisms, fossil-like forms and rudimentary organic structures into objects of significance and reverence.
Mike is deeply interested in natural history and science. He completed a degree in Geology and worked for many years exploring and mapping rocks in remote parts of northern Canada. He now works for half of the year as a rope access technician on wind turbines in northern Quebec, and the other half of the year he devotes to his art practice in Victoria BC.