Lambert International Airport, 2012
Lambert Airport in Saint Louis invited nine artists to create permanent, architectural art-glass triptychs for the boarding areas, part of a project to restore and bring art to this architecturally significant airport designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the architect of New York's World Trade Center. The project was facilitated by Via Partnership, and each artist worked closely with the designers of Franz Mayer of Munich Architectural Glass and Mosaic.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 2005-2006
Public Notice II was a group exhibition of twelve billboard sized works at Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis. Curated by Sabinne Russ and Gregory Volk, the exhibition included paintings installed alongside the permanent sculpture collection throughout Laumeier's expansive grounds. My painting, titled The Dance after Matisse' iconic works, started as a tiny watercolor of many limbed puddles that I then blew up via a grid and painted by hand in acrylic.
City Academy, 2006
When Public Notice II ended I wanted to find a home for the painting, and a teacher friend introduced me to the wonderful people at City Academy Saint Louis, a private school that provides scholarship support to all of its students. The Dance had held up so well even after spending 9 months outdoors in extremes of heat and cold, it only needed a few touch-ups before being permanently installed in the lobby of the City Academy. I have been delighted to meet with the students at the City Academy a few time to talk about being an artist, how I think about my work, the process of making The Dance, followed by a really great time painting together.