Mississippi River Story* that Inspired the Art:
“This last summer I was a camp counselor in Bemidji at the Concordia Languages Villages German Camp. At the beginning of this camp, all the counselors had a chance to go together to the beginning of the Mississippi River, and I had a great day swimming where the Mississippi began. And it was wonderful to see how it started so small and grows into such a powerful and influential river.”
*Note: This is not the artist’s own story, but a story gathered through a collaborative research project. Learn more.