Xi' Lily (white and blue)

I had fun this past summer painting images of Lily Tomlin on square format paper plates. Lily is one of my favorite entertainers—she makes me laugh. The Fe Gallery in Sacramento, CA, included them in an unauthorized unofficial Lily Tomlin Art Show.

The summer brought more joy as my spouse and I traveled to Jyvaskyla, Finland, to attend BRIDGES 2016, an art and math conference where artists and mathematicians gather for an exhibition and various talks and workshops over a five-day period.  In addition to that exhibition my folded books were also featured on Fibonacci Susan’s blog and are now on tour throughout Finland and Hungary.

Locally my work has been included in the Landmark Center’s summer show, the Fifteenth Anniversary Commemoration 9/11 exhibition at Northfield City Hall’s, the member’s show at the Northfield Arts Guild, as well as the usual haunts of the Arts Guild Shop, Northfield Senior Center and the Sketchy Artist in Northfield.


2016 Bridges Exhibition, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland

2016 Experience Workshop Traveling Exhibition, Finland and Hungary

2016 Summer Public Exhibition, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN

2016 Fe Gallery, Sacramento CA

2015-16 “Made Here Reflections” Minneapolis

2015-16 Northfield City Hall


Collections: Mathematical Arts Museum Towson University; Carleton College Prints; St Olaf College Math Department; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Experience Workshop International Math-Art Movement


Cited in Fibonacci Susan’s Blog, August 2016, https//

Proceedings 2016, Bridges Finland 2016 University of Jyvaskyla, ‘The Math and Art of Folded Books’, Sharol Nau and Richard Nau

Northfield Entertainment Guide, cited with illustrations 2010 and 2013; cover 2013, 2016

Folded book featured in American Mathematical Society’s 2016 Calendar of Mathematical Imagery, October