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Grinnell Artist Finds Meaning in the Making

Joe Tuggle Lacina connects a cable on a computer numerical control (CNC) machine that cuts materials for his 2D and 3D artwork. (Photos courtesy fo the artist.)
The artist with his chainsaw.
The artist with a VR headset and handheld controls.
Joe Tuggle Lacina in the soon-to-open Grin Cupola.
Joe Tuggle Lacina’s mixed-media sculpture “Just Google It (Push-Up Machine),” 2017.
The artist at work in his studio.



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