ACHF Arts Access
I develop my ability to create work relating to specific Minnesota river sites and stories of place by learning about Minnesota history and residents' stories and experimenting in the studio. I will be able to see if I have achieved this by examining the new set of core maps that I create. Do they have a new 3-D physicality to them? Do they embody stories from current Minnesota residents and past historical accounts? Do they look different from my previous work?
1) Developed River Map art with physicality of land and people's stories for three Minnesota River sites 2) Learned Minnesota history and gathered residents' stories in all three sites through oral interviews, writings, research, meeting historians and reading sources, e.g. Mni sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, Elden Lawrence's stories, Joseph Nicollet bio and journals, etc. Attended reunion of Dakota Mission in Lac qui Parle county, July 2013. 3) Developed new techniques: silver leaf river, 3-D textures with molding paste, 3-D topography inside and outside suitcases, collaged texts floating in river scenes, and texts in the form of little boats. Photographed work as evidence of outcomes achieved. Confirmed success through public feedback and critical response sessions.