The Joshua Tree collection is inspired by a visit Michael made to Joshua Tree National Park, in Southern California. As a native New Yorker, the vast landscape greatly inspired him with its incredible plants and desert terrain. To him, the location evoked feelings of being on a different planet with ‘other-worldly’ rock formations and dramatic cactus shapes. The mid-century modern California architecture and the sculptural interplay between the landscape and buildings also greatly influence this collection.
“My first trip to Joshua Tree left an indelible impression on me. The shapes and magnitude of the rocks and unique plants, set against the desaturated colors of the desert, allowed me to re-imagine new forms in a stark, more abstract way.”