Marks on the Land
Ceramic tile
18"h x 12"w

Nancy Hausle-Johnson

created in response to Footprints
composed by Aaron Keyt

The first section of Footprints is a series of repetitive melodies that carries my imagination through the processes of mountain formation. The movement of the music suggests to me erosion through wind and water, softening the landscape.
The softer, harmonious melody speaks of new growth and change.  The bumblebee flits through the tundra pollinating plants. Dramatic, loud sounds imply the heavy, ponderous footfalls of dinosaurs creating footprints, some of which remain in stone.
All elements and creatures affect the land as they pass through, each leaving its own mark.