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Public Art Commission, Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids Iowa



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FIT FOR A FINCH

 

Where gold shines,

The finch

makes its shrine.

 

Fit for a king, or in this case, fit for a finch- the beautiful blooming forsythia, their cathedral.  A place to feed the body and mind, as well as the spirit, their happy song reaching the heavens.  They gather. Communion.


Works Available at True West Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Where Land and Sky Meet series is represented exclusively by True West Gallery in Santa Fe.  Lisa or Craig will be glad to offer assistance.  Click here for the series

Demonstrations at True West Gallery, Spanish Market, Santa Fe NM, July 28- 29
Emily with owners, Lisa and Craig.
 The mad artist having fun with visitors.

Dakota (2nd to the left): "Is that an alien?"

Jolene (next to me):  "Yikes! I think it is son."

Shaian (middle): "He's so cute."

Me: "Hey, he's picking his nose."

Eduardo (left): "You guys.  It's just an alien."


Mountain Moon Series, Loveland Public Library Exhibit, July 2- September 30, 2018


 

 

 

As I walked into the Loveland Public Library, I was impressed by their emphasis on public art. 

 

Their celebration of the arts is refreshing!  I am honored to be chosen for this exhibit. Opportunities like these are perfect for building partnerships.

 

Aspen Mountain Moon sold the first day. 

Perhaps Crazy Mountain Moon will speak to someone.

 


New Fox Kits in Town

Make A Wish

 

Many Blessings

 

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Paper That Pops Exhibit and Demonstrations, Denver Art Museum,, May 22-30

The Denver Art Museum was another incredible experience with great opportunities to share my passion for paper cutting. A man from China was intrigued with my process. We exchanged knowledge on the history of Chinese and German paper cutting. A family from India stopped to learn new techniques and tools their daughter could explore- she is quite the artist. A little guy named Diego started with questions and ended with statements more thoughtful and intelligent than some adults. A very satisfying and successful weekend. A big THANK YOU to my friends for your support.

INTERVIEW WITH THE DENVER ART MUSEUM click here


Permanent Display, Avera Helmsley Center, Pierre SD

 

 

ONTO A NEW DEN...

 

One Fine Day for a Nap was purchased by the Avera St. Mary's Hospital and recently took its place on the wall of their Cancer Institute in Pierre SD.

 

My heart is delighted to know this charmer will be charming young and old.

 

Even on the darkest day, foxy can bring a smile.


Paper That Pops Exhibit and Demonstrations, December 27 - January 4, Denver Art Museum
"This was such a wonderful demo, and it was amazing to witness so many fantastic conversations. 
Your work was a real inspiration to our visitors."
 -Erin Cousins,
 Director of the Studio & Artists Programs

Denver Art Museum brings Paris to Denver. Get your passport to Paris now!

As the featured artist, the experience was better than I could've imagined; 12 pieces on display, 
welcoming staff, meaningful interactions with guests, super flow of traffic and exciting energy!  
Special thanks to Erin Cousins.

 

The owl brought this mother over for a closer look.
We shared a pleasant conversation as he took flight.

 

 

 

 

 

Intrigued & intelligent, Maya & I had a lot to talk about.  We made stars twinkle & played a game with my portfolio. Foxy was ONE of her favorites. At the end, she surprised me with a paper cut.  I gave her a star I paper cut.  A gift for a gift. Thanks Maya.

 
 The kids were excited, which made me excited,
which made their parents cheer...
or was it the other way around? 
I was super excited, which made the kids excited, which made their parents cheer.  Any way you slice it, the energy was magnetic!

 


Kids and adults were drawn to these unique pieces that pop. Some had many questions. How do you get them so perfect? Do you put your design into a computer and use a laser cutter? Pointing to my hand and heart, I said, "It begins and ends here." I don't seek perfection. It doesn't exist in humans.
When my piece rings, 
my heart sings.

ONTO THE NEXT!


It was wonderful to have the support of a dear friend. Thank you Gutierrez family.

Paper that Pops Demonstration, Canyon Gallery- Boulder Public Library, November 12

Historic examples of Scherenschnitte and Fraktur

A FAN FAVORITE! 
Foxy made the newspapers, article

 

Fortune Cookie 
AKA paper cut charm in jewelry box. 

I had someone from the audience choose a jewelry box- 6 in a row.

I opened it and showed them the charm, pulling the fortune out which asked a question.

It was my way of keeping the audience engaged & myself on track while getting to the heart.


Jolene and her daughter, Shaian, came to support. Jolene is a published author and good friend, website.
Thanks for the great photos Jolene!
3-D Valentine
After paper cutting and watercolor, 
we arrived at the finished product.


There are multiple examples of PA German Valentines from the 1800's that are circular in shape. This is my contemporary design which includes a poem.

Once Upon a Time Exhibit, Canyon Gallery- Boulder Public Library, November 2017

The reception, nicely attended, had a constant flow of traffic. Much interest, I enjoyed sharing my passion.


Illustrator and author, Roberta Collier- Morales, was the master-mind behind this show, first proposing it to the library and doing all the leg work to make it happen.

Thanks for this opportunity Bobbi! 
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