How To Make A Place In The World

How To Make A Place In The World, a museum exhibition of six new interrelated installations exhibited at Indiana State University, tracks natural phenomena like weather patterns and the passing of seasons, as well as croplands and harvests, and landscapes and their native flora, and birds and animals, that have traditionally informed human understanding of natural environments and inspired emotional and spiritual connections with and commitments to out-of-the-way places and communities.

Generally, these installations reflect upon the choices that are made as people set down roots  – or choose or are compelled not to – and the meanings and memories imprinted upon familiar landscapes by people, and vice verse, as crucial elements in the process of knowing and valuing nature and community, particularly in the transitory times in which we live.