GALLERY: PRAIRIE FIRE THUMBNAILS AND ARTIST INFORMATION 



ARTIST STATEMENT: MARK FEIDEN

I suppose that my images are "art" insofar as they succeed in communicating my deep and abiding affection for the plains landscape--one that is subtle yet complex, forever changing and inextricably linked to the weather. My work, however, was born and continues to be centered not so much on a desire to express, but rather to document and share.

There also exists in my work a certain genealogical motivation. The Kansas landscape, timeless in a way, is the common thread that laces together 152 years and four sides of my family. As I drive a rolling Flint Hills road or stand overlooking a hay meadow, I imagine that I am enjoying very much the same view as my grandfather and his grandfather before him. My sense of self is somehow interwoven with the landscape, and photography has provided not only the means for sharing, but also the excuse for continued exploration--both inward and outward.

In 1997, Mark Feiden cofounded The Konza Press. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas and now lives in Roeland Park, Kansas where in addition to publishing, he works as an Interaction and Information Designer.




Most of the images in this gallery were made over two consecutive weekends. On this last trip, I was pleased to have the assistance of my parents who are also my partners in The Konza Press.



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