Elementary - High School Sewn Paintings Early Performances The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant The 1976 All American Glamour Kitty Pageant Show Great Goddesses Along The Road
Terrorist Kitty and Erma Metal Reliefs Sculpture Installations 1984 NAME Show - Chicago Mid 80's 1989 Chicago Wall Frames Along The Road
Metal Drawings and Books Waterloo Art Center Exhibit Brochure Homeless Drawings 1986-91 Bemis 1993 Bed Shoe Home YWCA Windows 95 Wisdom Picture Pillow Story 1971-2007 Prints Along The Road
Blind in Portugal Blind in New York City Migration and Fatigue Workshift Slow Dip Steady Drip Metal Notes and Books 1979-2009 Homeless Notes Morton's Salt and a Semester at Sea Quality Chef BCISUC In the Studio Along the Road
Kama Kama Corner Pathetic and Pitiful (Un)Seen Work: Traditions and Transitions part 1 (Un)Seen Work: Traditions and Transitions part 2 (Un)Seen Work: Traditions and Transitions part 3 The Architecture of Migration: Iíll be back for the cat Along The Road In the Studio
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BED SHOE HOME AIR Gallery A.I.R. Gallery History 2008 Iowa Arts Council Lucid Planet Mount Mercy University Act Out: Performative Video
In the Studio

Studio, view of east end, Cherry Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In the Studio

My studio is in an old milk carton factory, the historic Cherry Building, in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I think of it not only as a place to work and think but also as its own kind of mutating installation, housing objects, text, video and audio portions from past works which I arrange in new juxtapositions at will. The space is always in flux but one area is reserved for creating new larger scale work, another for fiddling around with "stuff" and working on smaller things.

Part of my art practice, then, is simply the arranging of things to create new meanings. For 30 years I've collected found notes from family, friends, and strangers, which often become small metal drawings or books. I also collect "homemade" craft articles gleaned at flea markets and yard sales. These objects are meant to be based on a set of directions but the makers could not help altering the recipe. Materials from metal tooling foil to alphabet soup letters and burnt matchsticks are employed in these creations. Their originality and authenticity are a constant inspiration for me.
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