It's a Material World

Gianofer Fields

We meet the pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Gianofer Fields

A Madison woman finds her new home’s previous tenant found a way to recycle old highway signs - and repair his floors at the same time.

Gianofer Fields

When was the last time you found yourself in need of some reliable rope?

Art Show Reinvents the Bicycle Wheel

Apr 19, 2013
Gianofer Fields

Artists aim to create artwork that's both "beautiful and functional" from bicycle parts.

Courtesy of The Design Coalition

How do you design a museum that's eco- and kid-friendly?

Dydia DeLyser

A souvenir is usually something someone brings back from somewhere they paid a visit. But what happens when the somewhere no longer exists? That's the question material culture contributor Gianofer Fields sought to answer in her latest "It's a Material World" segment.

Angela Weier and Bryce Richter

Madison students pranked a city using a lot of Styrofoam, a lake, and the Statue of Liberty.

Building Community with Molten Metal

Feb 2, 2013
Gianofer Fields

When Lake Effect's material culture contributor Gianofer Fields was a kid, her father worked at Pelton Steel Casting Company in Milwaukee. Very simply put, casting metal is the process of melting iron, pouring it into molds, and letting it cool. Her father was a Finish Grinder and it was his job to clean up the cast objects after they were pulled from the molds.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Yevgeniya Kaganovich is a jewelry maker and metalsmith who applies the techniques of her trade to other media.

Gianofer Fields

This summer the Chipstone Foundation challenged artists from all over Wisconsin to use just one tool to create a work of art. Contributor Gianofer Fields has presented some of their stories in recent months in our It’s a Material World series.