There Are 1,000 Places Like Home

I've been joking over here that we should send along a list of each National Park Brent's art has traveled to being that we constantly transport work ourselves by truck for his various installations...the Gravity set definitely went to the Petrified Forest, the Site Santa Fe show took a (disappointing) wild ride to the birthplace of one of the Wright Brothers, Perpetual and Furious Refrain saw Yosemite, and To Many Men... is probably the winner right now with the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island (pictured above & immediately below),  the Bonneville Salt Flats  (pictured at bottom), and Arches National Park- not to mention the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and The Wizard of Oz Museum of Wamego, Kansas!

Speaking of which, did you know Buffalo Bill Cody's father died from a knife wound he got after he gave an anti-slavery speech long before it was even a movement? And Cody also aligned with the suffragettes? And, despite his image of Indian killer, he worked hard to provide equal pay and respect to the Native American communities, even protesting American's adversity to new Native American cultural traditions & gatherings? So many more reasons to love William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody! O, and as for The Wizard of a devote film junkie, seeing the original clay figures used in the evil flying monkey flock sequences from this Hollywood classic was one of the best moments of my life!!! There's no place like Kansas! And there is no place like home...except when you come home to a burst pipe and a pond in your house...hmm....and then, in barn cleaning attempts, a hand truck with the weight of a barn beam successfully pushes your teeth into your face! I look like I have collagen in my lips, stunning I know, but incredibly purple and bloody! Blogging will resume as regularly scheduled soon...!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.