2nd Place in Three Dimensional Work
Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Coud, MN
"Aqua Glass Male Torso"
Sand cast glass, 2011
29 x 21 x 7 inches
SMAHC Arts Legacy Grant (to create "Farm Family Portrait")
Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council
"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 Minnesota Headwaters recreational 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.
See: Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums Control number: IAS 78520002
Best of Show – Sacred Art
Ministry & Liturgy Visual Arts Awards, San Jose, CA
"Saint John the Beloved on Dakota Bench"
St John's Cemetery, Alban Township, Big Stone City, SD
This installation consists of a larger than life size bronze sculpture of St. John seated at one end of a large granite bench; his left arm rests on the back of the bench inviting one to sit beside him; and his right hand rests atop an open book in his lap. Written on the pages of the open book are verses from the Gospel of St. John 14:1-3. Perched below him at his left foot is an eagle.
This Sculpture Group is listed in the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Control Number: IAS 78520001). More details are at their website.