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My motto is Re-use and Amuse! I create whimsical characters out of scrap metal, found objects, old tools, and kitchenware using the oxyacetylene method of welding at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center in Minneapolis. I find materials at local scrap dealers, estate sales, friends’ castoffs, and truly found objects. My whimsical sculptures are friendly to the environment, unique, and generates smiles. My sculptures make me laugh out loud while creating them. My goal is to share the fun and whimsy with others through my art.
In January 2017, a 4’x4’ butterfly commissioned sculpture of mine was installed at Butter Café in Minneapolis. I was named an Emerging Artist for the 2016 Powderhorn Park Art Fair in the Community Showcase. A local news station interviewed me in 2016 and can be found at www.fox9.com under the title of Artist gives new life to scrap metal at Powderhorn Art Fair. In 2014 I won second place at the Minnesota State Fair Creative Activities Competition – Metal Division.