Florida Gator with his Lint Licker
Lenea Burt Howe (BFA 1969)
My work reflects the fun, the mystery and the whimsy I find in the world around me. ....aspects of life that I choose to dwell on rather than the turmoil in today's society. I spent many working years in the UM Manufacturing Research Center working along side some of the greatest minds of the century. They, as well as Gerome Kamrowski have been my inspiration. I was a co-creator and co-director of the UM Alumni Art Show. I work in paper mache and paper clay and generally bring a human aspect to each whimsical being that I create. I believe that we all have a place in the choir no matter how oddly we are perceived by others. My work is available at the Art Box Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland and also at the WildChild Art Gallery in Matlacha, Florida.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.