- 2012 YUTOPIA ¦¦
- 2011 Voices From the Center at threewalls ¦¦
- 2009 Voices From the Center ¦¦
- 2008 Peace Is Not An Issue ¦¦
- 2007 I Have A Dream . . . Za Plotom ¦¦
- 2007 Human Nature ¦¦
- 2005 Heaven is Now! ¦¦
- 2003 Inspiration Circle ¦¦
- 2002 peace room / make room for peace ¦¦
- 1999–2001 Visualizing Violence/Peace Signs ¦¦
- 1999 Identity/Identité ¦¦
- 1999 Boundaries/Color Wars ¦¦
- 1993 Art Works
Inspiration Circle 2003, Corten and Stainless Steel, 10 1/2’ diameter, 4 1/4’ tall. For the interior of the piece the students composed text: We are all part of the circle of life together we build the foundation that inspires us to move into the future and change the world. Photograph © Janeil Engelstad, All Rights Reserved.
Steel Sculpture Kenwood Academy, Chicago, IL
Project Director and Lead Teaching Artist
Assistant Teaching Artist Joel Wanek
Produced in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center with students from Hyde Park area high schools
Funding provided by Hyde Park Art Center and the South East Chicago Commission
Fabricated by Dragonfly Metals
Throughout the summer and fall of 2002 Joel Wanek and I met with high school students in weekly workshops. We examined the role of celebrity and heroes, the function of public art and the relationship between artists and their communities. Practical workshops included drawing, model making and design.
Initially the students had little or no relationship to public sculpture. Over time, they began to understand how to create a piece that spoke to what was important in their lives and in the lives of the greater community.
The sculpture that emerged from these workshops celebrates the positive role that artists, teachers, scientists, and family have in shaping our lives.