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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Todd Shanafelt

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Faculty Profile - Todd Shanafelt

Nadine B. Andreas Endowment
Faculty Profile: Todd Shanafelt

Here are a few images of the work that I'm doing for the Andreas Endowment. The project will be installed by the end of spring semester on the lawn on the south-west side of the Nelson Hall Art Department. The objects in the attachments are slip cast ceramic red earthenware figurines displaying birds, deer, and children. They are displayed in cage-like containers -- there will be a total of 7 of various heights and diameters. The 7 cages will be positioned on metal poles penetrated into the ground -- each cage presented at different heights -- from 2 feet to over 5 feet from the ground, positioned within a 10-15 feet square area.

I am interested in presenting an idea of containment, isolation, hierarchy, chaos and relationships. The 7 cages offer opportunities for the viewer to explore the jumbled and frantic collection and reflect on their own self in the work. I will forward you completed images towards the end of the semester with the entire project installed. Please visit his website at:














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  • Tainan National School of the Arts Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Yingge International Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Association of Potters of Southern Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, England
  • Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Australia
  • Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
  • Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
  • Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Cheongju International Craft Competition Biennale Arts Center, Cheongju, Korea
  • Museu de la Ceramica de Manises, Valencia, Spain
  • University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL