Welcome to our website. This is the e-home of Allen and Mary Dee Dodge.
We met and married at the Kansas City Art Institute in the early seventies and promptly moved to the not-so-frozen north of Idaho. We've done a lot of stuff since those early days and have remained independently employed creative artists making our living by our hands.
Wood, clay, silk, cotton, paint, printmaking, copper, glass, india ink, photography and cement have been some of our materials in the past. Lately, we've been using welded steel and vitreous enamels in our work. Please look through these pages for commission ideas.
We've also done some fun community commissions for the Coeur d'Alene public library and the Ketchum Community Library in Hailey, Idaho. Also the children's library and young adult's reading area at the Hayden Lake Library in Hayden, Idaho. Downtown Lewiston Streetscapes in Lewiston, ID, hired us to create benches for their public art project. We also created a series of bike racks in Midtown, Coeur d'Alene with sculptor Dale Young.
Public art commissions also include The CleanUp Crew at the new Coeur d'Alene state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Facility 765 W. Hubbard Ave.. Please take a minute to see the video that describes this project on our Public Art page. "Intersection" was another project that commemorated the Native American and logging history of Coeur d'Alene. See this piece at the roundabout between College Drive and W. River Avenue.
We were commissioned by the city of Spokane Washington to build seven 10 foot tall steel creatures we call The Menagerie. See them in our Public Art section.
Please visit The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to see our art on display.
We do custom artwork and commissions including home furnishings, exterior gates, fences and outdoor sculpture. Contact us with ideas and inquiries.
Western Art and Architecture, Feb. Mar. issue, 2018