Once in a Decade View
Mississippi River Story* that Inspired the Art:
“For me, the Mississippi River is just a sense of tranquility. I would often go down there either with my friends or with some other people, and we would just share kind of anything that we were feeling. It was also the second place that I took my girlfriend on a date, and we were just really able to sit down and get to know each other. And then also kind of make fun of the people still trying to swim in the freezing river. For me, it was just a really great place to connect with people and connect with nature.”
From the Artist:
“This title was chosen since it is only once a decade that the location in which the person is sitting is not under water. The Army Corp of Engineers lowers the river level about once a decade to inspect bridge structures. He got a chance to enjoy the river and falls from this unique view.”
*Note: This is not the artist’s own story, but a story gathered through a collaborative research project. Learn more.