||I am available for residencies in schools, libraries and museums.
I am interested in working with children before they begin associating art exclusively with the ability to draw a pretty picture. Working with found, discarded, and collected objects to create sculpture-assemblage develops an acknowledgment of choice as part of the creative process, improves motor and spatial skills, and stimulates problem-solving abilities.
With a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, I have been a professional artist and educator since 1986 and an Arts Board roster artist since 1989. I have taught art classes at Walker Art Center and at the Science Museum of Minnesota. My work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. I am the curator of the annual ArtCar Parade in Minneapolis presented by Intermedia Arts of Minnesota.
My residency begins two weeks prior to my arrival, when the students begin collecting recycled objects from their homes. The students will transform throw-away objects into fantastic sculptures of robots and cars. My residency addresses environmental issues and is designed to allow children the freedom to be spontaneous and create using their own ideas. At the end of the residency,
I organize a public show of their work.