"Franklin's Bench" is for sitting. enjoying, pausing, and is intended to allow a private moment in a public space. It is made from basalt, ( a very hard stone) and granite ( a pretty hard stone). It is named for Franklin the Dog, who I thought deserved the honor.
“I have always been an artist. I received training from my mother and aunt, my high school teachers, my instructors at U.of Minn., Mpls College of Art and Design and the San Francisco School of Art.
I got to study with Sia Armajani, Tom Attridge, and many other mentors.
I took to public art and have pieces and installations at the U.of Minn., Ohio State U., Lakewood Cemetery, Sahara West Library in Las Vegas NV., Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts in Helena MT., Caponi Art Park, Faribault State Prison and a lot of other public sites.
I am in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Weisman Museum, the Universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio, the Mayo Hospital, Ted Turner and Jane Fonda, Myron Kunin and Regis Corp., Ahmad Jamal, and Robert Zimmerman among others.
I live and work in an old Post Office on the Mississippi River in Bay City Wi.
I am just getting started.”