Artwork by Merecedes Nelson

Now – June 30, 2023

Visual Arts Center | Shultz Gallery 

Artist Statement: 
I’ve been studying electrical towers and poles, as well as their outstretching lines, and documenting them with a polaroid camera. I feel that I’ve always been drawn to them, these huge structures erected all over our land, seeming like shrines raised to honor some long-forgotten deity. Sometimes it seems as if they are so very lonely, but the lines are like arms, grasping towards others in some kind of electric, holy communion. I have thought about these in relation to us as humans within our communities, and how it is so easy to feel alone without realizing just how connected we are to everyone around us, especially within our own urban communities.

Sioux Falls Arts Council

 SD Arts Council

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.