Betsy Alwin is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thank to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Betsy Alwin will create new public sculptures that visually explore the relationship between the concepts of strength and fragility. Made from pigmented cast concrete forms and steel, the exterior of the cast forms will be made of lace pattern and be structurally supported by welded and painted rebar. The sculpture will be informed by architectural and infrastructural objects from the built environment.