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…I was searching for water.
The “Tallgrass Artist Residency” in the Flint Hills region of eastern Kansas allowed me valuable time and place to explore and to create work related to the region. My search for water focused on 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.
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.