Artworks
steel, Book
2' by 3' by 3.5'
2003
vinyl screen, balsam wood, glue, Ink, stencil
2009
site-specific installation
Wood, steel, Photographs, chain, pump
2007

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  • Mel Benkert updated the Artwork You are here.
    Below was the written proposal submitted in 2007.  Funding was not awarded. --- "You are here" Ice Shanty The proposed art shanty will be a collaborative work by Minneapolis sculptor, Mel Benkert and Twin Cities photographer, Lawrence Raymond. We were drawn to the challenge of combining polar mediums [sculpture and photography], while respecting and utilizing Medicine Lake as an installation site, taking into consideration the natural properties of the lake and the transient, ice-fishing popula…
  • 2009 --- ARTISTS’ STATEMENTS:  I live in the Midwest. I have not always lived here, and I still occasionally find it to be a strange place, one I do not always understand. This gap in understanding makes me curious, the curiosity causes preoccupation, and the preoccupation leads to art. The forms of 'Midwestern structures'—grain elevators, water towers, mills, factories—are especially fascinating to me with their huge size and their awkward angles. The functions they serve are a perpetual…
  • Below was the written proposal submitted in 2007.  Funding was not awarded. --- "You are here" Ice Shanty The proposed art shanty will be a collaborative work by Minneapolis sculptor, Mel Benkert and Twin Cities photographer, Lawrence Raymond. We were drawn to the challenge of combining polar mediums [sculpture and photography], while respecting and utilizing Medicine Lake as an installation site, taking into consideration the natural properties of the lake and the transient, ice-fishing popula…
  • clear vinyl, burlap, residential telephone book pages, steel, hardware 15' by 8.5' by 5' 2003