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SteveWirtz
Upper Michigan

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Discovered art at an early age and never recovered. Considered self-taught, but is anyone REALLY self-taught? Currently engrossed in wire and laminated paper sculptures.

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Artist-in-residence from 2009

July 6, 2020, 5:03 pm

Hey Folks, I was cleaning up some old photo files on my computer when I came across these shots from 2009. These pieces were done by elementary grade students in Milwaukee under the guidance of yours truly. They're not quite at the finished stage here, but I thought it would be fun to share with you. Thanks for stopping by!   -Steve

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Did you paint a fiberglass dog?

June 27, 2020, 7:28 am

Yeah, I've never done one of these fiberglass animal-things. Then I was contacted by a kind woman named Cheryl with Friends of the Shelter, a group that works with the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus, Ohio. I've donated some of my paper mache' sculptures for their auctions in the past, and Cheryl asked if I would consider painting one of their pre-made dog forms for another fund-raiser. 

I've been in kind of a monarch butterfly kick lately (more on that in a future post I'm sure) so that's the theme I went with. 

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Bovid - 19

June 27, 2020, 7:16 am
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Recent stuff 

June 27, 2020, 7:13 am
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Dang, it's about time I get some new stuff posted.

June 29, 2018, 8:54 pm
Custom Pup
Nevermind, I'll Walk Myself
Git Off Yer High Horse
Coffee Now If YouWant to Live
Up a Creek?
No Collusion
Next Time, Fetch Your OWN Damn Slippers
He's Dead, Jim
Brain the Size of a Walnut

-Just some stuff coming out of the studio recently. A few of these pieces can be seen at Hatch Art House in Madison, WI, in case any of you are in the area. 

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Greyhounds

November 18, 2015, 1:13 pm

"Look Mom, I Found a Kitty Outside" and "Fast Food" are two examples of greyhound subject matter I have created this year. Each are about 10 inches tall.

Hi Steve— Happy New Year! I hope to see you the next time you're at Hatch or nearby. Thanks for all the great artwork!
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