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Mini Golf, Accessorized: The Necklaces of Be a Sculpture!

When we’re not at the Walker working as interns in the Performing Arts department, Nicola Carpenter and I make miniature golf holes. For this year’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, we collaborated with Nicola’s parents on a piece called Be a Sculpture! On the course, players are encouraged to stand on the […]

<em>Be a Sculpture</em>. Photo: Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

Be a Sculpture. Photo: Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

When we’re not at the Walker working as interns in the Performing Arts department, Nicola Carpenter and I make miniature golf holes. For this year’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, we collaborated with Nicola’s parents on a piece called Be a Sculpture! On the course, players are encouraged to stand on the various scattered footprints of the green to become a sculpture as their friends play. In the spirit of “being a sculpture,” we decided to create a necklace for each of us to wear for opening night. It’s a fitting homage to both our hole and the reason for the the mini golf course in the first place: the Sculpture Garden’s 25th anniversary.

<em>Untitled</em> by Jim Hodges; necklace. Photo: Kevin and Sean Donovan

Untitled by Jim Hodges; necklace. Photo: Kevin and Sean Donovan

<em>Front of Snowwoman</em> by Gary Hume ; necklace. Photo: Sean Donovan and Nicola Carpenter

Front of Snowwoman by Gary Hume ; necklace. Photo: Sean Donovan and Nicola Carpenter

<em>Spoonbridge and Cherry</em> by Claes Oldenburg &amp; Coosje van Bruggen ; necklace. Photo: Nicola Carpenter and Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen ; necklace. Photo: Nicola Carpenter and Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

<em>Double Curve</em> by Ellsworth Kelly ; necklace. Photo: Nicola Carpenter and Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

Double Curve by Ellsworth Kelly ; necklace. Photo: Nicola Carpenter and Susanne Dehnhard Carpenter

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