4 3 2 CRY by Kathy T. Hettinga -BEST OF SHOW AWARD!

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4 3 2 CRY is about place. Traveling back to find a place that I dearly loved in Northern Colorado, I found an agricultural landscape changed by decades of oil and gas drilling. 4 3 2 CRY mediates parallel narratives of personal and environmental loss, exposing the effects of hydraulic fracturing upon families, land, air and water. It is a lament and a goodbye for both the physical place and the unspeakable loss of my beloved husband. I photographed the area where I lived, worked on a dairy farm, gave birth to my son, started an art gallery, worked at the Greeley Tribune and went to grad school. Looking at satellite maps, I became horrified by the intricate pattern of drilling scars forming X's across the open lands. The rich Niobrara shale field is permitted to be drilled twenty times per square mile. Northern Colorado is sitting on a pincushion of drilled and fractured earth. 4 3 2 CRY is about exploring place—looking for a place remembered, and finding it unrecognizably changed.

Artist Bio

KT Hettinga, Professor of Art and Design, is an active artist in design, book arts, and prints. She has received national recognition including a Research Fellowship at Yale and an Artist's Book Residency at Women's Studio Workshop. Her large-scale print series have been exhibited across the country and in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Her artists' books have appeared at Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts, Corcoran Museum and at the Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts. Her work is in the permanent collections of UCLA's Grunewald Center; university collections of Iowa, Berkeley, Virginia Commonwealth, Yale, and Harvard, among others; and in the Rare Book/Special Collections, The Library of Congress. Her art and essays have been published in SIGGRAPH, Graphic Design: USA, American Photography 25, and Latin American Fotografia. Hettinga works in artists' books, design projects for activist causes, and deluxe editions, such as her Grave Images: San Luis Valley (MNMP).