Installations
Farm Family Portrait
Minnesota River Headwaters Recreational Trail
Near Ortonville, MN

Farm Family Portrait is a mixed media sculptural installation addressing the vanishing, evolving nature of America’s traditional farm family. It is a group of five Threshing Stools on a 4” thick granite platform arranged as though absent sitters are posing in their Sunday best for a traditional family portrait. It was permanently installed on the Trail, October 6, 2010. The Trail starts at the foot of Big Stone Lake and continues to the 11,521-acre Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Farm Family Portrait is made possible in part by a grant provided from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the MN State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on 11/4/2008.



Ode al Mare
Torre del Lago, Italy

Ode to the Sea is an Italian seaside installation based on Japanese Ikebana principles of composition and balance. The boat, the cloud forms, and water striations were natural order. This unaltered photo was juried into an international competition and subsequently published in "Contemporary Ikenana", Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium 2008. Their link is http://www.stichtingkunstboek.com/bloemsierkunstboeken.asp?boek=350&so=21.

 



 
Contro Corrente / Against the Stream
Marina di Pietrasanta (Lucca), Italy

Based on a childhood memory, this virile bronze torso boldly strides against a swift stream carrying a heavy box with no top or bottom. It is a box that may never be overfilled with life’s experiences, blessings, and memories.





Dakota Fountain
Private collection
Miami Shores, FL




Speranza / Hope
Villa Pescigola, Fivizzano
Tuscany, Italy
www.villapescigola.com

This Tuscan Villa's hillside garden of more than 150,000 daffodils of 400 varieties was the site for this soaring demonstration of movement and equilibrium. My photo with the patronessa flower gazing in the background was juried into an international competition and subsequently published in "Contemporary Ikebana" by Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium, 2008.



Saint John the Beloved on Dakota Bench
Alban Township, SD

This Sculpture Group is listed in the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. More details are at their website.


Sacred Art Best of Show in Ministry & Liturgy's 2007 Visual Arts Awards. Click here for details.