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Being Nice, Doing Good with Midwest Music Foundation

Being Nice and Doing Good in January

(Learn how to Be Nice and Do Good)

What can I win besides that good feeling deep in my soul?

Inspired by the dauggereotypes of the early 19th century, for this piece I paired a Polaroid emulsion transfer with copper that I patinated with acids and flame. I worked on this series from 2000 until the end of Polaroid’s production in 2008. Revisiting this piece reminds me how much I appreciate the varied and organic quality of the copper combined with the image. With only half a dozen of these original copper and Polaroid pieces left, and without the means to create more, looking through them again is like visiting old friends.


11"x14"x1.5", Polaroid emulsion transfer on patinated copper

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Be Nice & Do Good

The New Year is full of platitudes and easily dismissed resolutions. High on holiday sweets and delirious from so much love and social interaction, we vow to be better in every way in the upcoming year – to do more, to eat less, to speak up, to slow down, to experience more, to love better.

I am the worst. My list of resolutions is as long as my arm (and if written there perhaps they would stick a little longer). But in the end, it really only amounts to two things: Be Nice and Do Good

Lucky for us, my community is full of people doing exactly that, and by giving them a helping hand we can be one step closer to living our resolutions this year.


So here’s the Deal:


  1. Every month I will select a piece of artwork to give away. (I still have some fabulous pieces from previous series that deserve a great home.)
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