One of my pet projects involves unexpected photos of the IDS Tower in Minneapolis. The iconic skyscraper was constructed in 1974 during the golden age of disco. This photo is a time capsule, an ode to an architectural superstar and the “collective ecstasy” of the seventies.

disco ball IDS


Through this transparent collage, the viewer gazes across fields of wheat like a sweep of tea-stained time. Crumbling limestone fortified by glass and steel, Mill City Museum embodies the space between then and now. In this place: the birth of a city, the rise and fall of industry, fortunes made, lives lost. A trace of flour in these stones. Daily bread. Time passes, the river flows, the wheat bends in the breeze.

view through window collage, mill city museum

BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, MINNESOTA 2003 JoAnn Verburg, St. Paul, Minnesota

14’ x 25’ collage made of glass, photographs, steel and cement