May 30th, 2006 [view detail]
"Buildings on Nicollet Island: 1921-1944"
Sold out edition of 100.
4.25" x 5.75" (plus border for framing)
Nicollet Island floats in the Mississippi River as it runs through the city of Minneapolis. It is 40 acres of time travel magic in that although it has incredible views of the Minneapolis skyline, it is quiet and old-fashioned. There are fields and paths, overgrown gardens and Victorian houses. The Island appears in much of my work, which uses the landscape to explore concepts of history, time and memory. I use the historical topography of a landscape such as the oak savanna, rivers, lakes and trees as an anchoring narrative. The work juxtaposes nature and open spaces with buildings, houses and streets in order to show a combination of history and possibility, memory and imagination.
Rebecca has chosen the Humane Society of Burnett County as this week's charity. $250 from the sale of this print will be donated towards the sheleter which assists with spaying and neutering, lost and found animals, pet food assistance for the elderly and many other animal-related programs.