"PTSD - Fear" was accepted into the Minnesota State Fair Art Show this year.
Shirl’s artwork focuses on family violence and sexual assault to increase awareness
throughout our communities. It is an issue that impacts millions worldwide and
leaves a long and devastating legacy. It generates pain and fear and its lingering
effects influence its victims through a lifetime, sometimes carrying on into the next
As a soft mixed media and textile artist, her work is a mixture of life size adult and child dolls set into vignettes. Each are made from repurposed, reused, and recycled products, goods and materials. Her intent is to define a voice about people who are, in fact, rarely represented even though family violence and sexual assault is the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world.
Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency.
This program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers.
Cover artist and featured story
First Place Sculpture
Third Place Sculpture
Best in Sculpture