“As the distance shortens, my feelings elate... the ache of being elsewhere is gone.”
There exists a place for each of us where part of our heart will always be. Our heartstrings pull to us from that place, calling us home. In Sweet Grass: My Place, the structure captures the sense of this place, its landscape, colors and grasses and the layout of the text illustrates the vastness of the open prairie sky in the artist’s special place. In the space above the words contemplation sits; printed grasses wave before the viewer’s eyes, delivering the viewer into the prairie itself. In the familiar form of a book, the viewer has a tactile experience of holding and touching, drawing themselves inward. In their intimate interaction with the book, the viewer experiences both the artist’s place and their own. The content of the text, from the artist’s heart, as well as the suggestive imagery welcome the viewer to understand the emotional attachment of the artist to her place and where they feel similar emotions. Each of us has a different place where we are most at home, centered and at peace.
Each of us has a different place where we are most at home, centered and at peace.