I love displaying North Dakota in ways others have not seen the state. That’s why I relish opportunities such as the Blue Collar Cafe Open House and Art Show this week. If you attend, you’ll see North Dakota displayed several ways. Most obviously will be the images you will see such as the tree and storm clouds pictured above. The image of course is a prairie vista ahead of a storm, typical of a spring day in the state. That’s North Dakota.
Surrounding the image is more North Dakota — the barn board frame. I was fortunate enough to get good solid siding from a barn that was torn down. The siding is in good shape and I use it to make frames. It’s North Dakota.
That barn also supplied wood for the image below of a farm house in a stubble field. I shot this near Rugby and again, North Dakotans will see something that reminds them of their state: stubble field, horizon, storm clouds and huge house sitting empty. That’s North Dakota.
Then there are a select few people who will recognize the bottom image as also being North Dakota. Those select people are bikes. They know the state for its smooth roads, little traffic, wide open vistas make for great rides in the state. It’s North Dakota.
These three images are part of the collection of North Dakota that I’ll be displaying at the Blue Collar Cafe Art Show. It’s a little North Dakota Internet Coffeehouse run by North Dakotans, in North Dakota’s capital city, across the street from the big North Dakota Department of Transportation district offices.
North Dakota images. North Dakota barn board. Assembled by a North Dakotan. Shown in a North Dakota venue. Even the images themselves were produced and processed by a North Dakota lab. The Blue Collar Cafe Open House and Art Show is Tuesday, February 12.
That’s North Dakota.