Purple Prairie & Lemon Pinwheels (2012)
Media: Multiple block linocut
"Purple Prairie & Lemon Pinwheels" evokes a feeling of abandon under the big and colorful skies of the American plains. The wind continually blows against westward travelers as they are lifted by the feeling of anticipation at seeing the Rocky Mountains on the horizon at the end of the journey. I associate the Great Plains with travel, "manifest destiny" and past frontier settlement.