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Pederson Collaboration

Pederson + Pederson

Our ArtPrize 2014 entry is a collaborative entry consisting of one poem, viewed in broadside format on a large steel sign, and one sculpture, both titled VANE. Other examples of collaborations we have done in the past may be seen by clicking the website link on this page, which will take you to miriampederson.com.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: three feet
  • Medium: painted and welded steel
  • Width: eight feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: seven feet

About Pederson + Pederson

Ron and Miriam Pederson have been married for 43 years, and during the past twenty plus years have produced ten collaborative exhibitions featuring Ron's sculpture and Miriam's poetry. Professors Emeritus of Art and English respectively at Aquinas College, they taught, for two decades, a course called Artists and Writers in Collaboration. Both Ron and Miriam have been active regionally and nationally during their long teaching careers. In 2003 Miriam's chapbook THIS BRIEF LIGHT was published, and in 2008 Ron was honored by the International Sculpture Center as Educator of the Year. The collaborative process has encouraged them to arrive at images and ideas that could not have been anticipated with each working independently. The resulting poems and sculptures include themes reflecting mutual values formed in a long marriage.