Public Art / Miscellaneous Works of Art

Some of my art is created as an integral part of performance. But Some pieces stand by themselves, sometimes with interactive elements. And some are simply difficult to categorize.

Zaníyaŋ Yutȟókča: Brave Change

Created with the team of Angela Two Stars, Sandy Spieler and Mona Smith and with the guidance of descendants of Heyate Otunwe.


Here In This Place

Here on Dakota Homeland, we offer DAILY THANKS for the glorious gift of “THIS PLACE”. Created by Luisa Cabello Hansel and Sandy Spieler with Thanks for inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address



This commission from Mayflower Church allowed me to remember the Christmas Story as a primal teaching of Love in defiance of empire.


Flat Work


Banners of Peacemakers

For Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. September, 2017

ofrenda by Sandy Spieler

Ofrenda for Farmers 2005

Midtown Farmer’s Market, Minneapolis. A remembrance for the weekend of Dia de los Muertos honoring farmers all over the world struggling in their work to provide food for us all.

Illuminations banners by Sandy Spieler

Illuminations: Sisters in the Service of Love 1998

Painted Banners, Seed Shrines, and Sharing of Bread, honoring the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, and all who work with love for the world.

gift of seeds by sandy spieler

Gift of Seeds 2007

Three Maple seeds with Illuminated Alphabets and three Figures to honor the incredible Maple Trees for which the library is named, reminding us of the parallel task of Maple Seeds to a Library.

age of oil car by Sandy Spieler

The White Car: Museum of the Age of Oil

Bristol, England 2004. This museum for the Age of Oil questions the Oil industry and my personal Oil consumption. It is also a response and honoring of the work of Platform of London, a group of artists investigating the crimes of corporations.

Spirit of Green by Sandy Spieler

Spirit of Green 1999

Originally made for In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s 25th Mayday Ceremony, this figure now resides in the lobby of the Greenway building in Minneapolis. Thirteen feet tall, this commemorated the “green root of Mayday” – the green blood energy rising up each spring to nourish us all.

Water Shrine by Sandy Spieler

We Bend to the Water

Commissioned by The McKnight Foundation for their new headquarters in Minneapolis · Painted sculpture holding H2O from all over the world, 2003.


Water Paintings from We Bend to the Water

47 Water Paintings by Sandy Spieler from the ‘We Bend to the Water’ Installation at the McKnight Foundation. 2003

spieler water fountain hobt

Drinking Fountain for the Avalon Theatre

This fountain sat in disrepair for 20 years with the sign “Out of Order”. The situation prompted Sandy Spieler’s ongoing initiative “Invigorate the Common Well” of utilizing drinking fountains as sites for public Water education and gratitude.

Sandy Spieler Mural

Mural for the Water Hub

Minnesota State Fair. In the hall of the Drinking Fountain and entrances to the Restrooms of the Eco-Experience building.

Water Banners by Sandy Spieler

Water Banners

Sandy Spieler painted these large Water Banners in 2007 to line the sidewalls of the Avalon Theatre for the three episodes of Invigorate the Common Well. Since then, the banners are rented for various exhibits and events.

each day holy flags by sandy spieler

Each Day Holy 2006

San Antonio, Texas. Flags and Banners of the 4 seasons to create special spaces for a onetime Youth Event in San Antonio’s historic district.

Lake Street Streetscape Railing by Sandy Spieler

Lake Street Streetscape

Street Banners, sidewalk stamps, and railings announcing “Bloom Lake” – as a location and also as a mantra of beauty. Commissioned by the City of Minneapolis Public Art.

sandy spieler fellowship tree

Fellowship Tree 2012

The past and future meet as a “togethered tree”.

Tarantella by Sandy Spieler

Tarantella (a film) 1993/4

Puppet sequences for the film Tarantella by Helen De Michiel.