To The New Year

J R’s House Outside Tuba City; from Jetsonorama’s Yo Mama! blog

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who read and participated in the making of The Art of the Rural in 2010. Twelve months ago I began this site to document a personal odyssey of sorts; I am so thankful to have found, through this process, such a diverse gathering of folks creating such amazing work. You all have had a profound effect on my thinking about the arts and community–and their interconnected future. I’m looking forward to building upon all of this inspiration in the new year.
The above photo is a recent wheat-paste installation by Jetsonorama, who we wrote about in April and August of last year. On a rainy new year’s in the Ohio Valley, this is a more beatific expression of my thanks and my optimism for 2011.