Michael C. Thorpe is a working artist. Unlike many of his young age and position, he doesn’t have a second job to buoy his passion; he doesn’t teach. His artistic output is his vocation. He has a studio, a dedication and affability, a work in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s collection and now, his solo exhibition “Meandering Thoughts,” running at LaiSun Keane Gallery in Boston’s SoWA district through May 29.
In Thorpe’s opinion, he’s living the dream.
Textiles are Thorpe’s medium. His quilting began after his mother procured a quilting machine — and helped teach him its uses — in late 2017. Until then, he had been experimenting in other forms, trying to find which best allowed him to express himself. Quilting stuck, and with good timing.