Born and raised in Austin, MN (aka Spamtown, the birthplace of Hormel), Micah began as an artist asking my parents for the white-out when he went outside the lines in my coloring books. Though some of that perfectionism still exists in Micah today, now he creates his own lines to follow. 

    

Another defining moment as a young artist was when Micah dropped Calculus his senior year of high school for another art class. More time in the art rooms helped Micah win the coveted "Artist of the Year" award for the class of 2000. Micah later went on to Minnesota State U, Mankato and graduated with a BFA focusing on sculpture and ceramics.

    

Micah then journeyed out west to Santa Cruz, CA with the Byron Space Circus, a band that he played guitar for (which is another story). When that fizzled out Micah came full circle and got back into painting. Not really knowing where to start, Micah came across the book Grey's Anatomy. The images inside were just what he was looking for. He was particularly drawn to the less recognizable images such as those at the cellular level or cross-sections of bone. Micah was later introduced to Ernst Haeckel and his 19th century illustrations of radiolarians and other strange and beautiful life-forms. This took his inspiration beyond anatomy and opened the door to other biological forms. In his quest for inspiration, Micah is constantly being amazed by the hidden beauty and complexity of the world and this is largely what he hopes to convey to his audience.