Nothing Remains

Michael Walsh

b. 1976, Bermudian

Concrete and bone


37 x 20 x 20 in.

Bermudian artist Michael Walsh received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Dundee University in 2004. He is an Art Lecturer at Bermuda College.

He is not limited by media and often works collaboratively as a member of the Centipede Art Movement, a grassroots collaborative dedicated to creating contemporary artwork in Bermuda, which he describes as “a counteraction to self-imposed Bermudian censorship”.

Of his 2022 Bermuda Biennial artwork, he says: “Nothing remains. The void cradles every star as they burn. Despite our vain efforts, we cannot cement our significance. We lack the power to be permanently safe. Our desire to prove ourselves worthy alienates us from each other, and from experiencing the whole. Imagined systems of value fabricate division. Recognizing beauty creates ugliness.

“Language substitutes original experience. True experience exists outside our description of it. Dialogue will continue to be impossible with language dedicated to assigning meaning through segregation.”

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