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Listening to the Drought

Mixed recycled media by Steve Colwell


Artist statement

Any good artist reminds us of what we already know but have suppressed in our minds until suddenly confronted by them?

We all know about the devastation of the drought over the years and have seen graphic pictures and further art work depicting such scenes, but have we actually listened to the drought?

Take a close look at these four installation panels in order and as you move from one to the other, open your mind and really look and listen.  What do you hear?  What is the installation allowing you to hear?  And what do you want to hear?

Image: Listening to the Drought, 2009 - Steve Colwell
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist