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Public Art Collection

Sensing The Whole
Michael Stanford Foster

Sensing The Whole

Sensing the Whole is on display in the entrance to the Library. Acquired in 2006. Michael Foster was commissioned to produce a series of oil paintings for the Waukesha Public Library. Local residents were used as models.

About the Artist

Michael Foster is a popular Waukesha South High School art teacher who has spent a career developing a teaching technique that empowers students to develop their own ideas and become their own insightful instructors. He earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Cardinal Stritch University in 2005. Foster was the 2006 winner of the Hidden River Art Festival’s ‘Best in Show’ (Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Brookfield) and staged a solo exhibit there the following year.

Michael Foster uses his natural interest in working with people to find the primary subject matter of his art: the human figure. His art focuses the attention on the subject, with minimal detail in the background so that the finished piece harmonizes with the subject.

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