122 Conversations, Japan Installation, 2017

Public works provide a platform to share intimate conversations and experiences in a larger public impactful context. I am committed to making public artworks that are interactive and participatory as well as strikingly beautiful. Using color, mark making, and dialogue, I create site-specific work designed to engage a visceral and emotional place for viewers. Color goes beyond language in my large-scale public works, which transform the space in which it is viewed. For these works, I employ a socially engaged process of dialogue that is a unique and powerful platform for interconnectivity, public participation, and creativity.

During my career I have often worked in the public realm. Most recently I have been commissioned to create two public art mosaics at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (2021). In 2019, I created two monumental installations at Terminal 1 (2019) and Terminal 2 (2020) at the MSP Airport (Terminal 2 is currently on view). Prior to that, I undertook a six-year international touring exhibition and public art project entitled, 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders (2013-2019), which traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Canada and USA. Currently, I am working on a private commission for a site in Berlin, Germany, developing a large outdoor mural project in downtown Minneapolis, and creating a billboard initiative in Minnesapolis and Hong Kong for the I Love You Institute (iloveyouinstitute.com).

For each project, I am cognizant of aesthetics and how the work is integrated and responds to space, place, and people. I create durable, low maintenance and permanent works. As part of that process I provide a detailed maintenance plan and schedule for the installation process. All materials are acceptable for public spaces as well as ADA compliant. I have a robust and transparent communication process with Design Teams during the entire development of each project, including but not limited to design, production, fabrication, transportation and installation. I create work that is in dialogue with each proposed site, working with the design team, architects, planners, and engineers.

Happy Travels!, Traditional Venetian Smalti Glass Mosaic, MSP Airport Terminal 1, 2021

122 Conversations, Person to Person- Art Beyond Borders at MSP Airport Terminal 2, 2019-22, acrylic on Tyvek®, 25 x 180 feet