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This last spring I was asked to paint a poodle sculpture for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. I was inspired by the work of Gustave Klimt and this was the result.  The Sculpture Walk raffled it off to one lucky recipient at their 20th anniversary celebration in June.

I titled the piece “Hide and Seek — Homage to Gustave Klimt”  Within the patterns I used some of Klimt’s imagery but also added hidden images and symbols for the viewers to find. There are over 50 things that people can find on this sculpture. It took me a long time to paint, but it was fun and people enjoyed looking at it!

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After my time in the cities, I had to dive into sculpture making to get my new piece ready for the sculpture walk in Bemidji. In between the frequent rainstorms I did get it done. We even had to install it in the pouring rain!

Installing "Hopes Rising" along Bemidji Avenue.

Right after that I had to repair one of my larger sculptures to have it ready, along with several other works, for an exhibit in Grand Rapids, Minnesota at the MacRostie Art Center. The exhibit is up for the month of June, a group showing titled “Garden Art/ Sculpture Exhibition”.  Stop by and see it if you are in the area.

"Oracle" at MacRostie Gallery

This Spring went by so fast I hardly had time to think! Here it is, officially summer, and I have a moment to reflect on the busy and fun times I had with my students.  My homeschool kids came to my studio and we looked at the art of the Oaxacan people of Mexico. We then created paper mache animals and painted them in that style. It was a fun (and messy ) project, with students from 1st to 9th grade.We also did a relief printing project that turned out great as well. They learned about positive and negative space and we did a space reversal by printing one on black paper.

Last week I was involved with a wonderful project — the first annual Bemidji Art Camp at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. It was a very fun time, working with some very talented girls. I will post more about that in my next update.

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