The Bank Artspace in Matfield Green, Kansas, is hosting the Tallgrass Artist Residency Exhibition through November 19th, 2017 *
Late July, 2017: Driving west from Kansas City, beyond Topeka, the terrain begins to heave, the horizon gets broader, and depending on the season, the colors are not so much of leaves on trees, but of the grasses bending in the wind and the oh so broad sky… But water? The Tallgrass Artist Residency was allowing me the valuable time and place to search for water, my continuing topic of fascination and of concern. And that search led me to CREEKS! By the billions, we can see them in pastures, fields, and city parks, passing under our roads, fed by springs and rainfall, nurturing surrounding plants and wildlife, feeding into our rivers, and determining much about our drinking water.
Mill Creek. Spring Creek. Hendricks Creek. Fox Creek. McDowell Creek. Steak Bake Creek. Maps of Wabaunsee County in particular provided evidence of inspiring, undulating creek paths and confluences adaptable, ultimately, to three works on paper vellum…Here are two !!:
Wabaunsee Waters, 2017, Ink, pencil on paper vellum, 24″ x 11″
*You will see my new Wabaunsee Waters pieces alongside the amazing work of fellow residency artists (visual, performing, video, etc.!)…closing date for exhibition may change, depending on the weather. Contact gallery if in doubt.