Another wonderful #sunset on the #prairie by the Rieger farm.

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I understand the sentiment and love behind hand written correspondence, but isn’t there something similar in the text from a mechanical typewriter? I mean, every mechanical typewriter has it’s own unique character, spacing, and imperfections not unlike that of the human hand (minus the character traits such as impulsively, reservation, etc.). If these variations exist but inference is removed, doesn’t the choice of words amplify while the intimacy is retained in a work of art that uses the mechanical typewriter in it’s expression? I believe it is so.

Victim, Linocut on Bristol Board, approx. 7”X9”

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Typically something I would work on at my North Dakota studio, Victim is a brief study in the media with some optimism for improvement in subsequent work. In this small series (3 as you see it) I juxtaposed a portrait of Little Warrior, a survivor of the battle at Little Bighorn, with a personal letter written by Michael Vetter, a soldier who did not. My intent is to portray the ambiguity between villain and victim given the historical (and arguably ongoing) dishonorable interaction with Native Americans by our government.

Layers

Photo: I often find myself working in layers, much like one would in photoshop. I think it has become a part of the way we see things and understand them. On many handheld devices, for example, we slide between screens as if removing layers. In this case, however, text becomes pattern and pattern bcomes layer,  one overlapping he other.

I often find myself working in layers, much like one would in Photoshop. I think it has become a part of the way we see things and understand them. On many handheld devices, for example, we slide between screens as if removing layers. In this case, however, text becomes pattern and pattern becomes layer, one overlapping the other.