Walking the Fields, From Liberia to California

Sep 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Sacramento Bee
High Country News has long been one of our favorite publications; they consistently think in new terms about the West, but also about urban-rural and rural-international connections. Such a perspective continues with “In Rural California, a Liberian Family Finds an Agricultural Refuge,” [continue reading]

The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Apr 30 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tree In Silo ; Ken Wolf
Many thanks to MarĂ­a Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times , “Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos.” The image of these [continue reading]

What We Talk About When We Talk About The Rural

Mar 13 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Cast-iron stove reclaimed by David Lundahl from a local farm;  the foundation for a new sculpture
[Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines, this seems like a good time to give a
retrospective glance to the first two years of
Art of the [continue reading]

Update: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

Jan 25 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Mural Installation on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles; Honor The Treaties Facebook Page
Last year we discussed Honor The Treaties, a promising collaboration between photographer Aaron Huey , the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and a host of urban and indigenous street artists.  [continue reading]

A Jetsonorama Panorama

Jan 20 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image
Many thanks to Gary O’Brien for contacting us and sharing this interactive panorama from Jetsonorama’s wheat paste installation in Cameron, Arizona.
What’s striking about this technology is that it not only gives depth and dimension to Jetsonorama’s work, but it reveals how these installations stand as monuments in a [continue reading]

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