Tent of the Winter Prairie, 1998

Mixed media

1998 – Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
1995 – Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

“A tent of the Winter Prairie is really an homage to the wonderful qualities of thin handmade flax paper. The paper was made on a vacuum table in long sheets, it is very thin, translucent and strong. I cut it into strips, glued them together and knitted the panels on a pair of bamboo poles. The knitted paper makes a wonderful rustle that sounds like someone walking through tall dry grass. All of us made hideaways, secret places long ago in different times. This is my memory of those times.”

“On the prairie, the wind blows and someone listens and waits.”