BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Marian Lucas

MN Ice

Artist Marian Lucas was inspired by two things for the creation of MN Ice: a box of her grandmother’s treasured embroidered lace and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who the artist recognizes as a champion of equal justice and the advancement of women’s rights. MN Ice is embroidery on a window screen with moving ASL elements. Wind chimes made of cooking pot lids and decorated with hands ban together and make the signed words, Equal Justice.

photos: Paul Irmiter

As a returning artist and recent board member of BareBones, Marian noted, “it has been a pleasure to be working again this year with BareBones making art. BareBones is an opportunity for artists from the community to volunteer their time and talents to perform, produce art pieces used in performances and also have the opportunities to serve as leaders and mentors for community based art projects.”

For the recent OFFERINGS live pop-ups, the work had inhabited a sidewalk garden. Oct. 27 to Nov. 7, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.

About the Artist

Marian Lucas graduated with a BA in Drama from Gallaudet University and MA in Arts Education from the University of Minnesota. She has been sharing her artistic self ever since her mother taught her to draw, her grandmother taught her to embroider and her father taught her woodworking. Marian enjoys in a variety of mediums for art; plasma cut sheets of metal, mosaics, fiber arts, puppetry and performance art are just some ways Marian has shared her art with communities all around the country.