Intergenerational Art

Intergenerational Art

How many uses can art provide? This summer I made a work that marks the history of a family descended from a Hudson’s Bay factor. The piece consisted of the iconic HBC stripes wrapped around three trees in a stand of clumping birches. The trees had been planted...
Green Stream

Green Stream

Few artists are fortunate enough to have a wild stream to work in, but I have one running through my backyard. This summer saw the installation of Green Stream: a dozen reclaimed window frames mounted in Sibley Creek. Playing with transparency and opacity I removed...
Leonardo Invented Paint-by-Numbers

Leonardo Invented Paint-by-Numbers

 In an obituary for Dan Robbins, the illustrator who created paint-by-numbers, it was revealed that he got the idea from Leonardo da Vinci. Apparently the Renaissance artist numbered the objects in his backgrounds and had his apprentices fill them in.Robbins, who died...
Pre-Dawn Raid on Art

Pre-Dawn Raid on Art

As mentioned before its almost impossible keeping a piece made with toys intact when kids kept tearing it out. A second piece suffered the same fate, for different reasons. The piece (titled Boom*) consisted of a series of twenty eight-foot painted planks each...
Dead Ducks

Dead Ducks

Two other pieces stretched the limits of community tolerance. My partner spent the better part of one summer engineering a weight and attachment system to send a line of rubber ducks out into Lake Superior, where their arc would define the currents of Sibley Creek as...