My prints and drawings take a closer look at specific places in the American landscape. I am interested in the past, the present, and the future of places notable for their natural wonder, and or, their manmade anomalous architecture. I am fascinated by the exaggerated ambiguity of phrases like the “best”, the “most,” the “only.” While roadside attractions, accessible vistas, the tallest peaks, and the largest trees are tiny points in the parklands of America, they are the symbols that provoke preservation movements, and celebrate community individuality. For this exhibition, in part, I'm interested in the story of the Calaveras Grove of Big Trees.
Josh K Winkler
Installation view from Conquering Nature’s Largest, Frank M. Basile Exhibition Hall, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, September 26, 2014 – November 23, 2014. Photo: Lisa K. Fett 2014.