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About Vicki Moon Spiegel

I grew up in North Liberty, Indiana with a pencil in my hand. While doing a bit of drawing, I encountered my first glimpse of fame with the Dixie Dugan cartoon strip. My fashion designs were chosen for print on numerous Sundays in various national newspapers.
After high school, I had a great time at Purdue University for a few years until marrying and having a couple of wonderful kids. When the kids started to attend school, I spent ten years pursuing a degree at Columbus College of Art and Design.
Following graduation, I felt the need to give something back to the community through volunteer work at the Columbus Zoo. While schlepping animals around to schools, conducting talks and tours and generally getting acquainted with the zoo, a graphic artist position opened up. I applied, was hired, and have been there almost fifteen years.
Presently, I continue as graphic artist at the Columbus Zoo. Meanwhile, I am having successful gallery showings, accepting commissions for artwork, co-writing and illustrating kid books on spec, and learning to create and maintain this web site. This is just a partial list of things I juggle. (Oh, yes I'm going to learn how to juggle after I make some beanbags.)

About My Work

Depending on how I'm feeling, I create mosaic collages, bead work, illustrations, weird dolls, oil paintings, metal work, and sewing. (Even my daughter-in-laws curtains.) I would like to add that most of my artistic output is eccentric, unusual, strange, and visionary… I often feel like a giant funnel. The energy flows into my brain and out my hands with what seems like very little effort. Not that I do not have moments of struggle when coming up with an artistic solution to my problems. None the less, I love being an artist.
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