CONVERSATIONS IN THE LAND OF SEA, 2012

LCSC Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, ID

mixed media, 24 x 10 x 8' (variable)

 

Conversations in The Land of Sea begins as a dialogue between the Palouse and the Prairie.  The decorative wallpaper of flying Magpies intertwined between pods of lentils surround the space. Two paper typewriters seem to write endless messages to one another. While, long white scrolls of paper emerge from each and cascade to the floor. The paper is met by circular screen printed wheat rugs.

 

This time-based piece was built in the gallery over a few weeks and consists of several elements. The wallpaper designed and printed for the installation, screen printed paper typewriters, hand-made tables and felt serigraph rugs. The objects are strategically placed, allowing the viewer to interact and emerse themselves in the contemplative space. Clearly, a conversation about how we communicate with or without technology. This piece addresses larger issues of communication through our environments. The images of lentils and magpies on the wallpaper, the screen printed wheat images radiating around the circle floor pieces, beg us to take another look at the symbolism and iconography from the region.