This website would not be possible without the stellar work of Web Designer Nick Lethert who sat with me for countless hours as we squeezed this loopy work into outline categories. His astute eye and patient tending make these pages sing! Thank you Nick!
Much of this work was produced as part of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. My great thanks to all the artists and participants who have been an integral part of this work! I have attempted to name my primary partners in the work-please let me know if you find your name unintentionally missing. My thanks also to the many supporters of the Theatre who have made this work possible, and special thanks to the Staff and Board of the Theatre who are the “invisible” unnamed team for all the visible work that unfolds. Specially thanks to these Directors and Managers of the Theatre who have worked countless hours behnd the scenes: Kathee Foran, Lucinda Anderson, Nadja Ruebenova, Paul Robinson, Margery Otto, Wilma Wernick, Loren Niemi, and Corrie Zoll. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thanks also for all the photographers who documented my work when it was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m so grateful to have these relics from the living work! Some of the photographers are unknown, but some names rise again and again: Bruce Silcox, Mike Rivard, Liz Welch, Nick Lethert, John Franzen, Gail Glaser, Salvatore Salerno, Donna Webb, Doug Cain, Will Hommeyer, Daniel Polsfuss.
Many thanks as well to the MN State Arts Board for supporting the creation of this website through a 2014 Artist Initiative Grant with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
And a big thanks to the McKnight Foundation for awarding me the surprise recognition of the “McKnight Distinguished Artist Award for 2014”. Wow. I am humbled and so very grateful for your support of my work.
For each of you, and for all of you - my family and friends - thank you so much!