Michael Finster (American, born 1969)
Darbitusk Beast, 1994
Cut-out wood carving with painted embellishments
Signed to the upper center of base and verso
Grandson of the folk artist, Howard Finster, Michael was born in Georgia in 1969 and dropped out of high school to help paint with his grandfather. Michael would help paint and cut plywood for Howard. His work features similar imagery of religious and natural subject matters, but also often includes fantastical depictions of aliens, dinosaurs and mythical creatures. Like Howard, he numbers his works and has completed over 4,000 pieces.
- slight wear to edges of sculpture; surface wear present throughout piece; minor residue present to made.