Public Works

A series of photographic typologies featuring common structural forms in Chase and Marion counties.

Public Works

Displayed at the Ebel Gallery at Tabor College and The Volland Store.

Growing up in a rural setting develops an eye for subtle forms — moments when the vast ocean of the prairie is broken by the surface patterns and structures of human development. Driving, riding, and walking on just about every road in the area over the past few years, these vernacular structures have begun to take on a sculptural quality — “skyscrapers” rising up in an isolated horizontal landscape, monuments to the shared priorities and everyday human activity in this place.