Kathleen Meehan, writer and artist.

Why I Enjoy Writing for MortarSprayer.com

Creative, selfless individuals are intriguing, so when offered the opportunity to write about people who use their innovative skills to help others, I grabbed it. What has surprised me is the connection to my own background and interests.

For example:

  1. As a public artist, construction was part of my life while working on plazas and sculpture for site-specific government commissions.
  2. Alternative housing first piqued my interest when I lived in Santa Fe, NM, where straw bale construction is frequently used, and where stucco and plaster are common materials in local housing.
  3. Organic structures, such as those created with the small mortar sprayer, grab my artistic soul because of my great love for Antonio Gaudi’s buildings.

Each person Nolan sends me to interview and write about is fascinating and inspirational. It seems the more I learn, the more I want to know.

Kathleen Meehan Palm Desert SculpturePublic art sculpture by Kathleen Meehan

Left to right:

  1. Palm Desert Community Walk by Kathleen Meehan; 30′ diameter shade sculpture inspired by Cahuilla Indian basket in Palm Springs museum. 90′ diameter plaza of tile and mosaic is etched with donor names and rose poetry. Funded by City of Palm Desert Art in Public Places.
  2. FIRE & ICE, Grants, NM. (Inspired by local geological formations. Funded by New Mexico Art). By Kathleen Meehan.