Susan in the Raw~ Contemporary Artist

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Autobiographical Sculptor

Figurative sculptures are created with personal castings because the sculptures are inherently autobiographical.  During this third phase of feminism it's important to discuss what it is like to be a woman.  While we may have been taught we can do anything, it is important to teach the next generation that they do not have to do everything.  

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Large Exterior Sculpture

I execute every step of my process.  From stock steel I plasma cut, form, weld, grind, and finish out each sculpture, myself.  I neither hire fabricators nor subcontract processes. Each sculpture I create teaches me a new unique lesson, and informs the next piece.  I grow as a designer and fabricator with the construction of each unique sculpture, which propels my design ideas and execution abilities.

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As an Educator

My purpose in life is to help others see, feel and heal through art. Helping others find healing in their own creative process is only a part of my curriculum.  Group discussions are designed for every class.  As an instructor I teach process, propose ideas, listen/mediate, and watch the individual & collective beauty of those around me.   

UnSculptured Project

#unlikeanywhereelse Council Bluffs, Iowa has rebranded the historic city #unleashcb; and hired ten artists to create "map pin" sculptures to be placed at tourist attractions throughout the city.  Woodford was chosen as one of the first sculptors for this community campaign. 

www.artfarmia.com

www.artfarmia.com

Welcome to picturesque Southwest Iowa where my main working studio is located.   At Farm is a multi-disciplinary studio with community outreach programs, classes, workshops, visiting instructors, and sculpture garden.

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Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

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 Tangible creation and connection are vital during this virtual socialization period. This contest encourages visual arts for youth and also communication with family & friends through the voting process. ❤ Encouraging Skype, messaging, phone calls between the youth and extended family and friends will hopefully break down some of the quarantine walls. 

Airplane! With Robert Hayes

Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

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 Omaha Classic Film event at Joslyn Museum to benefit Nebraska Kidney Association.  Sculpture created- artist's interpretation of iconic poster.  All proceeds go to Nebraska Kidney Association.  Signed by Robert Hayes. 

Chamber of Commerce

Response to COVID: Youth Art Competition

Chamber of Commerce

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 Celebrating the heart of a community, and reconciliation.  Collaborative mural installation spans eighty foot wall, and invites the community to engage with the local government and arts.  Design inspired by local Hopi Native American Tribe

 

Patty Duke Tribute

Patty Duke Tribute

Chamber of Commerce

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 Omaha Classic Film event at Joslyn Museum. Collaborative sculpture created with Anne Nye to celebrate Patty Duke, and her many contributions as an activist and actress. 

48 Stars

Patty Duke Tribute

48 Stars

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 One man's journey across the country interviewing veterans from WWII.  With an antique flag and a camera, Concannon interviews soldiers.  Sculpture created exemplifying the heart of the film- to be auctioned for funding of the project. 

Patty Duke Tribute

48 Stars

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 Collaborative sculpture with 17 youth affected by T1D.  Sculpture presented and auctioned at JDRF Annual Gala in Philadelphia.  All proceeds donated to research. 

Video of JDRF Collaborative Sculpture ~ Luis Peon Casanova

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraiser Collaboration with 17 youth

Collaborative Show with Illuminist Kent Hertz

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Hot Shops Show in Omaha, Nebraska debuting collaborations created by Woodford & Illumist Kent Hertz. 

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