"I grieve the flesh-and-blood other. We are dependent. We can't be sufficient only with ourselves, no matter how fully realized all our aspects." Becoming Earth, by Eva Saulitis
How do we know, relate to, and narrate the complexities of living in the North? What words resonate with us when we talk, hear, or read about the place we call home? What sparks us to learn more, change our behavior, and show empathy towards a place and its people? These questions are loaded, complicated, and full of an emotional history of being connected - and disconnected - with a landscape.
Landfalls is a dedication for the women who have helped shape my understanding of the physical, mental, and literary landscape that is as broad as Alaska is in size. This series will continue to grow and unfold as I read and listen. I hope this work inspires you to pick up a book, read a poem, and find solace and solidarity within the words.
Landfalls will be on display at the AB Hall during North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, AK
This series will travel to the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks, AK in June 2019, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO in 2020. Landfalls was previously shown at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, AK, and at the Pratt Museum in Homer, AK.