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250 3rd Ave N
Studio 110
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Political and social awareness is the integral motivation of my work. Learning about and understanding belief systems and how they coexist within cultural norms are my constant themes. I contemplate the world and its people’s struggle for cultural, sexual and religious identity. Besides analyzing current issues, I also delve into historical contexts of unresolved, unforgiven upheavals in societies.

I use pictorial imagery of various cultures, throughout history, by utilizing myths, religious and secular symbols in my work. The images are not literal, but symbolic expressions of prevailing ideas and thoughts about current issues in the world.

Looking through the window of history and comparing current social issues with the past, I strive to provoke thoughtful consideration and awareness of diverse cultures in the world today.

Media includes photography, work on canvas, work on paper, sculpture, print making and ceramics.

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My CERAMIC PORTFOLIO includes aesthetically interesting, functional and decorative work.  I create pieces using Minnesota clay mixes of stoneware with iron and wood fired porcelain.  The pieces are fired in Soda Ash and Cone 10 gas kilns.  Experimenting with clay bodies, textures and glazing techniques, I create one of a kind, hand-built forms

LACUNA I

28″ stoneware vase; soda fired, matt glazed

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Lacuna II

Stoneware with matt and gloss glazes, iron stain;  18” x 10”

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Folded Vase

Folded and hand built stoneware vase, reduction fired, glazed interior; 16″ x 8″

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MoonJar I

Stoneware urn with glaze; 18″ x12″

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Moon Jar II

Stoneware vase with glaze;14″ round

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Wall Flower I

stoneware multi-paneled relief sculpture to hang on a wall

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Lacuna III

Free form stoneware vase with gloss temoku glaze; 18″ x 10″

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Wall Flower

Multi-pieced relief sculpture, high fire stoneware; 20” x 8”

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Linear Plate

Porcelain hand built glazed plate; interesting deign on top and bottom; 12″ “round”

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Linear Plate II

Porcelain hand built glazed plate; interesting deign on top and bottom; 12″ “round”

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Eve’s Apple

Large micaceous clay seed jar, soda kiln fired,  in the form of an apple.  Braided sweet grass plug. 26″ x 22″

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Covered Box

soda fired stoneware with glaze, fitted top, 18″

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Candle Sticks/pair

soda fired stone ware, glazed, 12″ each

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Big Eyes Plate

Stoneware, freeform plate; 10″ round; designed on top and underneath

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Big Eyes Plate II

Decorated on top and underneath, stoneware freeform glazed plate; 10″ round

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Big Eyes Small Sushi Tray

Porcelain, textured , glazed free form tray; 8″ x 3″

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Small Landscape Sushi Tray

Glazed soneware;  12″x 4″

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Lantern

Stoneware lantern creates bands of light!  22″ x 14″

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Small Gem Vase

8″ x 6″ multi colored stoneware vase

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SmallTextured Gem

It feels so great in your hand!  Mustard colored Terra Sigillata vase; 6″ round

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Terra Sigillata Footed Bowl II

Mustard matt colored, free form, footed, shallow bowl; interesting texture on top created with coffee grounds; the bottom is finely carved;   food safe, high fired;12″ round

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Terra Sigillata Footed Shallow Bowl

Mustard colored Terra Sig bowl, textured design made with coffee grounds; high fired, food safe; 12″ round

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Small Porcelain Gem

6″ round multi glazed vase

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Totem I

Porcelain, stoneware, recycled fur and antler sculpture; 18″ x 6″

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Totem II

Porcelain, stoneware, fake fur and brass sculpture

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Textured tray, wood fired stoneware; 20” x 8”

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Big Lips serving bowl

Big Lips Platter

Wood fired stoneware with subtle color and bold design; both top and bottom are carved and glazed; 20” x 12”; food safe

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Textured Platter

Textured Platter

Wood fired,  matt  glazed, hand formed stoneware platter, designed top and bottom; 20” x 8”, food safe

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PHOTOGRAPHY link to this group

THE PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO INCLUDES RECENT THEMATIC WORK OF THE IRON RANGE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA.  I’VE BEEN INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE MY YOUTH BEGINNING WITH A KODAK “POINT AND SHOOT” INSTAMATIC CAMERA.  LATER, IN COLLEGE,  I LEARNED TO USE AN SLR AND TO DEVELOP FILM AND PRINT IMAGES.   I COLLECTED VINTAGE BROWNIE CAMERAS, ONE OF THEM MY GRANDMOTHER’S, AND BEGAN MY EXPERIMENTATION WITH FILM MANIPULATION AND OVERLAPPING IMAGES, ON THE FILM AND IN THE DARK ROOM.  THE IDEA OF USING GHOST IMAGERY IN MULTIPLE LAYERS STILL CHALLENGES AND INTRIGUES ME.  TODAY I USE A MINOLTA SLR AND LEICA DIGITAL CAMERA TO CAPTURE IMAGES, THEN I MANIPULATE THE IMAGES ON MY COMPUTER.  BEFORE APPS WERE AVAILABLE, I USED VIDEO AND OVERLAPPED IMAGE FRAMES TO CREATE NEW STILLS.

Euclid

28″ x 28″ archival photograph, chrome custom frame

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Flat

28″ x 24″;  photograph on aluminum, professionally framed with buffed chrome

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North Shore Vacancy

North Shore Vacancy, photograph, 28” x 28”, archivally printed,  framed

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Crossing Lines

Photograph, 18″ x 12″;  mounted on foam core, ready to hang

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Quarantine, May Day

Photograph mounted on foam core- ready to hang; 18″ x 12″

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