Author Archives: sandberg

Upcoming Show & New Website

Hello, friends! As I write this, one of my friends is working on my new website. After months of arguing with a yahoo holding company in New Zealand about who owned my name, I decided to start fresh with a new website. Same address as the old one but hyphenated. Keep checking this month and you will start to see my work pop up there. sandberg-creative.com

Meanwhile, I am trying to put some final focus on the work for my MFA show in April. A final show seems akin to steering a barge through the lower Mississippi. I am almost to the gulf- just trying to line my vessel up for that last steer-point. From there it is full throttle forward!

Just to keep things exciting, I have been working on a grant project with the Milwaukee Art Museum for the closing of their Tool At Hand show. I have been doing a side project for the last year building tool  boxes for children and working with them to give them skills and confidence. As the project stands currently, the kids attending the  closing will come in to a studio classroom, select parts to build a tool box, hammer it together and stamp information on the blank panels. The boxes all slot together like the old wood dinosaur skeletons. The parts are made from recycled cabinet scraps from Drift Studio in Mt. Horeb, WI. After assembly, they can choose stamps that say “property of _____” , a scaled ruler, nail sizing chart, or a graphic decimal equivalent chart. We are currently working out the details of time and number of kids for the program, but I think this will be great. Since Milwaukee all but stripped Art and the Industrial Arts from their school system, I will feel good that I am introducing a couple of hundred kids to handcraft.

Autumn is the Time for Art

It has been a busy autumn! The new season began with a trip to Dubuque, Iowa to repair Sinking of the S.S. Innocence. One of the red “kill pegs” was broken off. I had a local manufacturer roll 11-gauge steel to replace all of the pegs. I then welded them directly to the base of… Continue Reading

Art Updates

It has been a busy autumn! The new season began with a trip to Dubuque, Iowa to repair Sinking of the S.S. Innocence. One of the red “kill pegs” was broken off. I had a local manufacturer roll 11-gauge steel to replace all of the pegs. I then welded them directly to the base of… Continue Reading

The Countdown…

Hello, all! Wisconsin politics are in the courts now and I have been working on the sculptural installation for my M.A. Show. It will be on April 30, in front of the Art Lofts on 111 N. Frances St. in Madison, WI. I was just getting ready to change venues and order cards, when I… Continue Reading

To Mother Earth

So, the end of another semester came. I took a couple of days off to get my mind right before submitting grades. Sometimes you have to separate yourself from the emotional connections to be utterly fair. In my time off, I began working with some artist neighbors of mine to build an Ice Bar. This… Continue Reading

Been busy this week getting ready for the Graphic Attack show at the 7th Floor Gallery here in Madison, WI. It is great that I am finishing up teaching. Work has shifted into high gear for my last run at the semester. The Graphic Attack show is going to be fun. The reception is Thursday,… Continue Reading

Student Work

This semester has me thinking back to undegrad and community college. I never realized the value of each pencil stroke until I tell one of my students to re-crop an image. It is like I asked them to chop their pinky finger off at the first joint. Maybe, I was that way too. It seems… Continue Reading

Recent Artwork

Hello friends, Sorry I have not blogged in a while. I have been very busy working on my M.A. show. Anyway, If you have not heard, there is a small dispute going on in Wisconsin. The Governor has created a false panic concerning our budget. It is actually an attempt to stick it to the… Continue Reading

I am back!

Sorry I have not written in a while. My hard drive crashed and I lost everything. I just now figured out my password for my blog. A lot went on this summer. Over the upcoming weeks, I will give little updates concerning my art, travel and research. As far as today, I woke up and… Continue Reading

sandberg creative        |        springfield, il        |        (608) 658-5103

sandberg creative        |        springfield, il        |        (608) 658-5103

[ Myth of Patriotism ]

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[ Trajectory ]

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[ Sinking of the S.S. Innocence ]

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