Painting had always been a hobby for Mimi Peterson, 65. But after getting her master's degree from the School of the Art Insititute in 1996, the Sauganash resident turned to sculpting and became a full-time artist. Her projects incorporate found objects: driftwood, iron scraps, acorns and pine cones. "Some of the materials I work with are indicative of communication and change.The principal material is natural, integrated with manmade--the dichotomy of man and nature."
Tribune photo by Stacey Wescott