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Steven McCarthy, MFA smccarthy@umn.edu 612 624-1729 address
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Because I spend a fair amount of time on house renovation projects (all involving design!), I thought I’d share a few.

What emerges? The use of grids, but not rigid grids... they are loose and bumpy, guides not rules. I like to work in, and mix, various media: paint, paper, tape, wood, tile, stone. And light.

The house is in University Grove, a community of 103 homes all built on University of Minnesota land (that we lease for $100 per year). There are many striking mid-century structures; ours was designed by Winston and Elizabeth Close and built in 1955.

For the observant eye: yes, that’s a wire cable and padlock holding the patio chairs to the tile table (which is very heavy). Theft-proof!

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