100 Steps to Paradise
Barbara Bridges Accepted to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Mississippi River Stories Project
Show opens Monday, April 18, 2022 and Closes Monday, June 6, 2022 Opening is April 23, 1:00-3:00
Location: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO), 2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Even though I am an assemblage sculptor, I was attracted to this 2-D call for art project from MWMO because of my love for the Mississippi River. This river transects our country.
When people visit me from the east coast, they always want to “go” to the Mississippi because it looms large in people’s imaginations.
It will not be a surprise that picking up the trash along the river and creating the frame is what really jazzed me. I want to show the beauty of those limestone steps and
the complexity of the woodland, beach and cliffs but it just seemed so busy. The vibrancy of PH Martin inks is seductive. But that approached seemed too busy for the frame,
and you know, it was all about the frame. I created the second minimalist work and took a poll on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/barbara.bridgesrogers
Shout Out to William Mathews who sent me extensive research. Review it below.
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