Wood and Dean Lucker have been creating mechanical sculptures since 1987. We
both are graduates of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with degrees in
sculpture and printmaking. Ann grew
up on a family farm in central Iowa and uses the visual elements of abundance,
nature and animals in her images. Dean
grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and credits his ability in mechanical
movements to genetics. My father
owns a tool and die company and my great grandfather attempted to build a
perpetual motion machine in his garage!
in 1990, we began selling our collaborative pieces to galleries and shops
nationally. All of our original
designs are handmade by us in our St. Paul, Minnesota studio. Along with our editioned pieces we are currently creating
coin-operated sculptures for a new automata museum in Tokyo, Japan.
Dean has completed a collection box sculpture for the Minneapolis
literary organization OPENBOOK and Ann is starting a fellowship from the
Minnesota State Arts Board.