Career Development Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
I will create a new body of work that expands my understanding of what drawing can be and yields insights about the landscape of northern Minnesota. The drawing series will engage the public, inviting people to see Minnesota’s land debate in a new way. I want to make the past, present, and future of controversial land come to life. I am excited about my current work and believe that continuing to explore the relationship between industry and landscape in northern Minnesota will lead to a very dynamic series. By showing the work in the metropolitan area I hope to bring awareness of the Iron Range region to the Twin Cities. A strong body of work will be evidenced by positive feedback by gallery owners and visitors to my exhibitions. I will also gauge my success based on the public conversations that the work provokes.
I created a new series of 13 drawings that stretched my understanding of drawing through using a medium I have not used before. I was able to engage with many new viewers in the Twin Cities and bring attention to the debate about copper nickel mining on the iron range. I also had positive reviews and feedback from both the public and gallery staff.
Other, local or private