This garden-themed hole was designed and fabricated as a commission for the  Walker Art Center’s Artist-Designed Mini-Golf 2013 . Players putt into a giant watering can through its looped handle and out the spout. The ball rolls onto a lower putting green where obstacles take the form of glimmering puddles and oversized flowers. The concept was developed in collaboration with  Tom Loftus , who shares my love of mini golf, as evidenced by  A Couple of Putts . Special thanks to Tomas Grim,  Anthony Kling ,  Aaron Dysart  and  Yousif Del Valle . Photos courtesy of the Walker Art Center.
       
     
 This gumball machine themed hole was designed for the  Walker Art Center’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf 2014  and was used in later iterations of the course through 2018. This was designed as the 18th hole where all the balls get collected. Players putt up a hill and into the coin slot for a final hole-in-one. The ball spirals down a metal ramp and into a box. The concept was made in collaboration with Tom Loftus. This hole was fabricated by  Vee Corporation . Photos by Rik Sferra.
       
     
 During my time as an Artist-in-Residence at Hub-Bub, I designed, pitched and worked with the community to build a permanent 9-hole, Spartanburg-themed, free mini golf course on a formerly vacant lot in the heart of downtown. People are encouraged to bring their own ball and putter or to rent them for free (in exchange for a valid ID) from local businesses in downtown including: The Coffee Bar, Growler Haus, The Local Hiker, Dottie’s Toffee and the Paisley Paw. This project was made possible by the generous contributions of Hub-Bub, Johnson Development Associates, Inc., The City of Spartanburg, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Clayton Construction Company, Inc., Blackwood Associates, Inc., Lavender Smith & Associates, Inc., Parks Engineering Associates, Inc., Blanchard CAT Rental, Parker’s Carpet One, and Roebuck Wholesale Nursery and Landscaping, Inc. All the painting of the mural, curbs and obstacles was done in collaboration with local artists Aimee Wise, Russell Bannan, Eli Blasko. Metal fabrication of obstacles was done by local metal workers Josh Moore and Kevin Belue of K Riley Designs. Bronze casting was done by Minneapolis-based artist Yousif Del Valle. I designed the course and its graphics as well as oversaw the construction and participated in painting.
       
     
 This  Lil Bub  themed mini golf hole was designed in collaboration with Tom Loftus and fabricated for the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf course that opened in May 2016. As we thought about ideas for the Indiana themed course, Lil Bub immediately came to mind. We consulted with Lil Bub and her human companion, Mike. Bub shared with us her magical idea for a mini golf hole and gave us the name: Lil Golf. Photo Credit: Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art)
       
     
 This honey bee themed mini golf hole was designed in collaboration with Tom Loftus and fabricated for the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf course that opened in May 2017. As we thought about ideas for the Natural World themed course, nature’s greatest pollinator immediately came to mind.
       
     
 This block themed hole was designed for the Walker Art Center’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf 2017 and was 15th hole on the course. It has been used in subsequent iterations of the course through 2019. Block Party celebrates simple forms and colors with a mini golf experience that literally and figuratively invites participation on many levels. Taking visual reference from toy blocks, abstract sculpture and color field paintings, this hole is sure to bring both young and old into a playful mindset.
       
     
 This hole was designed in collaboration with Tom Loftus for the  Walker Art Center’s Skyline Mini Golf 2019 . The didactic reads, “Up to four players can putt together at the same time on the  Color Wheel . Pick a color, step up and race to see who can get the ball in first. The winner subtracts one point from their score!”  Pro Tip: Don’t hit it too soft or too hard.
       
     
 This hole was designed in collaboration with Tom Loftus for the  Walker Art Center’s Skyline Mini Golf 2019 . The didactic reads, “Play with your food! Use the bumpers to help get your ball to the top of the ramp to find the sweet sweet spot. Is it as easy as pie?”  Pro tip: Skip the bumpers and jump right over the middle to the cup.