On the Cover | July 10, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by David Brock

“Red Earth” by David Brock

David Brock did not believe chairs could fly until just now. And now he knows better.

“The painting ‘Red Earth’ manifested itself when I was working towards my MFA. As much of my previous work dealt with the simplification of the forms of the urban landscape, I came into a bit of quandary when I moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, since it resides in a very rural setting in northwestern Ohio. Thus, there was not great enclave of buildings for me to draw from. Instead, I looked at the location that surrounded me: the richness of the structure and formalized grid of the agricultural landscape. I still find much of my inspiration and vocabulary from this juxtaposition of natural and human-influenced landscapes as my work continues its evolution of reduction in form and hue.” – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.

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