Michael Pittman creates images and objects that are informed by a tangled relationship between psychology, folk belief and personal narrative.

When Michael makes images or things, he projects an accumulation of personal experience onto a specific subject. The result is something that is highly representative of the particular way that he decodes the world. Though highly specific, he believes there is also commonality in the way that we all process and internalize experience. There is a disquieting strangeness that pervades the almost-familiar image; its unfixed meaning arouses an uncomfortable instability. Michael embraces the ambiguous nature of things: the terrifying uncertainty of meaning. He tries to reflect, and sometimes deconstruct the processes by which we perceive and process information.