Michael Gorman comes from the renowned and highly respected Gorman family. His uncle, R.C. Gorman (b. 1931-d. 2005), and grandfather, Dr. Carl N. Gorman, DHL (Kinyananni Beye) (b. 1907-d. 1998) were great influences in his life and art.
His Mother, Zonnie Gorman, is a well respected historian and the leading authority on the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of New Mexico and shares the story of her father and other Code Talkers throughout the United States and Canada.
I use implied-lines to draw the viewer into my work. My forms are inspired by my roots on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. I chose ceramic for my forms because it comes from the earth. It lends itself to expression and once fired, becomes the only permanent man-made material. In beauty it is begun and in beauty it is ended.