Another one from Blood Run

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Here’s a collaborative piece, featuring the combined efforts of Jerry Fogg, Chad Nelson, Angela Behrends, Nancyjane Huehl, and myself, Chris Francis. We call ourselves ‘Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux’.

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‘Luther’

Or how I told the story of Madison, South Dakota native Eugene Vidal, his son, noted author Gore Vidal, and famed pilot Amelia Earhart with a piece made in just a day, during the ‘Studio 301′ event held at the Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls this past October.

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East to West and back again…

‘Boxed Offerings for the Red-Tailed Hawk’

Traveled from East to West and back again, and the Red-Tailed Hawk marked the path along the span of electric lines and wired fence, making a direction home known. For that, all I can offer in exchange for such guidance is eight boxes held down by a stone found in the hills, a tail made of chain, and a simple word of thanks.

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Installation at Upper Iowa University

I’ve been fortunate to have had a few chances and opportunities along this path, end of the day, some were good, some were bad, but at least they happened. Here’s a few shots from a solo showing I did in the winter of 2005 at Upper Iowa University, liked the space, and yes, guess I’ve always had a soft spot for stuff on floors too.

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One Shot

There’s usually one shot from a show that works and makes things seem like it was worth the effort, and when you can’t find that shot, well, things probably didn’t work.

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Art of the Hills

I was asked about 2 years back to write a piece about being a ‘young’ South Dakota artist and reflect upon that experience for a publication based in Hill City, SD, ‘Art of the Hills’. One part observation, another part reflection, and 5 pages of some rather good art and quotes from a few friends too, copies can be found still, just look around.

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Maker of Things in Masses

I tend to make things in mass, which to me is a practice of one part patience and another part reflection. There might be two or three or there might be a dozen, but while each is similar in form or theme, each is unique in its own small ways. I just make them.

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