Special Edition – Interconnected Through Art: The Artist, The Land, The Community

Sheri Binkly, Sara Keller, Jenna Sogn, Marisa TenBrink, South Dakota State University
Guest editor and program coordinator: Dr. Leda Cempellin

Full publication: http://www.kon.org/urc/v9/interconnected-through-art/

Intercconnected through art

Introduction: This group project has been inspired by the theme of the 2010 Upper Midwest Honors Conference at SDSU: “Mitakuye Oyasin”, roughly translated, in the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota language as “we are all related.”

Each student in my Honors Art Appreciation class chose an artist, whose work is connected with either the land, the community, or both. Then, he/she performed a bibliographical research on that artist and applied form and content-based analysis methods we discussed in class.

These four outstanding research projects have been granted the generous contribution of bibliographical sources and images from some of the most prestigious institutions in the art world. Our collective academic effort, and this consequent publication project, would not have been possible without their support.


This project consists of of four papers in PDF format.

Binkly, Sheri: Intertwined Through Time: Andy Goldsworthy and His Masterpieces

Keller, Sara: Reciprocal Connections: Wanda Gag and Her Hometown Community in New Ulm, Minnesota

Sogn, Jenna: Sand Drawings: Only a Moment in Time

TenBrink, Marisa: Maya Lin’s Environmental Installations: Bringing the Outside In

Read the full publication with introdution: http://www.kon.org/urc/v9/interconnected-through-art/