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Living in the town and now the house I grew up in gives me strong roots in our community. Driving on the open prairie, I never tire of watching the pronghorn roam through my unrolled car window, the wind blowing in my face. On walks through and around our prairie town, I pick up and recycle interesting rusty objects as well as natural items for my sculptures, breathing new life into something lost or abandoned. I incorporate ceramic figures with these objects to place the viewer in the landscape.

© 2016 Jodie Atherton


Ceramics, rusty metal, antique library box, pronghorn shed, arugula roots, lichen, flagstone

10 x 17.25 x 3.75 inches