Our visiting artist Stephen Glueckert talked to the students about his time in Papua New Guinea. He described the culture, language, and history. He told us that he taught sculpture at a university there. The sculpture department didn’t have any of the equipment you would typically find in a studio. The “Flying Pig” therefore was made by hand, using things that he had found and reclaimed for this piece. Students asked Stephen about his own art. Stephen replied, “When I was a kid, my mother gave me a sketch book and told me to fill it up. At the time, it seemed like I couldn’t think of any ideas. I couldn’t imagine filling the entire book. Now, I have a different problem. I have too many ideas! Don’t worry so much about getting an idea. It will come to you. Also, talk to your parents and your grandparents. Their experience has shaped you and they will help you think of ideas.” There were three presentations total and Stephen stayed for each one. Students were engaged by stories told by Stephen and of course shocked after finding out the teeth in the sculpture are from a real pig!