This is the first episode of the RISD Voice podcast. In this episode, we interviewed Nat Hesse, a RISD Alum who graduated from sculpture in 1976. Nat is the founder of Sculpture Ranch, www.sculptureranch.org. Located in Sante Fe, New Mexico, the Sculpture Ranch is a venue for outdoor and land-based art. It includes a 14 acre exhibition park, a gallery and a theater-in-the-round. The Ranch hosts a semi-annual invitational show of sculpture, installations, and performance art. Nat spoke about how he eventually got into RISD (OMG, RISD was not his first love?), some great stories about lessons learned from RISD, and how he went from painting houses to creating the sculpture ranch.