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Mark Hansen - Prolific Builder

Mark is one of the original founders of the North House Folk School, and yesterday afternoon I hung out with him  in his shop, wood fire burning in stove. A working shop is a great place to hang out. There were spiffy models of boats and canoes hanging all over. Mark seems to be able to design and build just about anything (including 26 birchbark canoes, mostly in North House classes).
   I wanted to see photos of a number of mobile things he's built. Since he doesn't use a computer, I downloaded 381 photos from his camera and suddenly I have a passel of well-designed and well-crafted things for our next book, Wheels and Water: van, sailboat, shed, tent-in-snow, yurt, toboggan…
  I'd been noticing these little carved figures and asked him where they came from. Well, he carved them. More to come from Mark…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lloyd,
You found a gold mine in meeting Mark and Wendy ...

Joe

Anonymous said...

Just looked at the pic of Mark's carved figures...

Has anyone noticed.... the figures are "Happy"...surely smile inducing....

I suspect Mark is a Happy Artist... carving what he experiences...

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