Career as an Installation Artist
Merging Art and Ecology
I spent the earlier part of my career as an artist designing and creating site-specific art installations. Merging my interests in art and ecology, I created seven major art installations which were displayed in museums, galleries, and parks. I collaborated with restoration ecologists, forest managers and earth scientists on art projects designed to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and restoring native habitats and watersheds.
The experiences I had creating art through these unique collaborations with professionals in conservation, helped shaped me into the artist I am today. Below are some of the cross-disciplinary projects I completed between 1990 and 2005.
Art Ed Installations
The Teaching Lodge, 2003
Wingra School, Madison, WI
Those Who Came Before, 1995
Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgevillle, WI
Our Selves, Our Land, Our Community, 1994
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
The Longest Shadows of the Year, 1990
Gathering Places Gardens, Mt. Horeb, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison 7th Floor Gallery, Madison, WI