art  maker

art maker is a term that implies just that - i make art.  that is not a misnomer.  however, what i’ve come to classify as art has changed a great deal in the last 15 years.  before i was trained in experimental art forms, i looked at art as does most of mainstream culture, consisting of paintings, photography, sculpture, etc.  and the
definition of someone who is “creative” or an artist was someone who could, in one of those forms, replicate life.  i now define art as something that expands my thoughts, that the author has lingered and struggled with, that finds a place in my psyche long after i have ceased seeing/hearing/feeling it, and which gives me the sensation of understanding someone or something on a more profound level. 
 
 
performance

 folding prairie
 she in thought
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installation

 milagros
 fertile ground
 13 houses
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photography

 SoDak
 prairie skies
 my SD farmSoDak.htmlprairie_skies.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1