Michael Johnson (Blood_Diamond) was born and raised in Southern California and eventually moved to New York City in search of inspiration. While standing in the subway he had a vision that would take him down an entirely new path that started with a move back to Los Angeles to test the capabilities of his unique styles. After accidentally figuring out how to create perfectly reflective metal mirrors through different types of plating, he then started experimenting with large castings in bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, silver, and Gold. He as worked with other major artists to help them venture into down a new path of 3 dimensional art and show them new possibilities with colored metal finishes and ceramic finishes. Being very versatile, Michael uses many mediums including paint on canvas, metal, and wood, metal and ceramic coatings on metal and plastics/resins, to making large scale 3 dimensional castings and other 3 dimensional art.