Amid pandemic, Minneapolis artist finds work in front yard

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Among all of the events canceled or postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic are  several art shows.

Now, one artist is getting back to work in south Minneapolis.

Jean Buckley hired her friend and artist, Kimber Fiebiger, to create a sculpture of two people hugging out of an ash tree in her front yard.

"I'm a total tree hugger," Buckley said. "Bears and eagles and Winnie the Pooh weren't speaking to me."

Buckley knew Fiebiger wasn't getting any work during the pandemic and decided to help her out.

"It's kind of like when you have time you don't have money and then when you have money you don't time, so this gave me time with little money," Fiebiger said.

"This is a win-win opportunity that I can have an incredible artist to create something so amazing," Buckley said.

Fiebiger hopes to finish the sculpture by this weekend.