Frontier Fellow, August, 2011
During my stay, I began a long term project documenting the town in both the winter and summer months to contrast the flux of traffic that Green River experiences in the summer months. I will be traveling there again this September to complete the series by documenting the biggest draw of the town throughout the year, the annual Melon Days.
In addition, I created works in reaction to the place as my time unfolded. I collected artifacts from the desert floor while wandering, created drawings featuring swamp coolers and reflecting how the people of town interact with each other.
Finally, in contribution to the Epicenter, I gave a small lecture to introduce people to film photography. I also design and implemented the identity of their newly completed office. This included hand painted lettering on the frontage, vinyl lettering on the glass doors, and a scale map of the area on the entry portal. The Epicenter is the first building adjacent to the Amtrak station and often serves as sort of an informational kiosk to travelers.
The Epicenter is a non profit focused in Green River, UT focused on the enrichment of their community via housing and design. As a way of bringing more creativity, thought, and community to this place, they began the Frontier Fellowship in 2011.
You can see work from other Fellows over here.