Monthly Archives: June 2013

When Ideas Become Things

I find it truly amazing when an idea–that ethereal, unreal wisp of a thought–becomes an actual object.  Thanks to the hard work and vision of Tiffany Besonen, our mere fume of an idea about doing modern interpretations of Babylonian Incantation Bowls is becoming a collection of real, tangible objects.  It is so exciting!  Here’s a little preview of the inside of one of the bowls with a poem inscribed: 


Tiffany and I will be giving an artists’ talk at the Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, MN on Friday, June 21 at 3 pm. We’d love to see you there! I’ll do a reading of the poems for this project, we’ll explain the origin of the idea and give a little history of the ancient bowls, and Tiffany will talk about her process of creating the sculptures.

For those too far away to come, you may have a chance to hear the talk or see the exhibit later. Our hope is that it will travel. If anyone has a suggestion for a gallery venue that might be interested in the exhibit, let us know!

LouAnn Muhm is the recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.


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