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Created: August 8, 2003
Latest Update: August 8, 2003
Site Copyright: Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata and Individual Authors, August 2003.
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Lived Experiences: Four American Artists in Guelin:
Block Island teacher joins Rhode Island artists in China exhibit By Gloria S. Redlich, May 11, 2002, The Block Island Times. Backup. Artist, Terri McCombe spoke of meeting her "alter ego" artist in Guelin. Although they could not speak each other's language, they communicated through their work:"During the trip she met an artist she called "my artistic alter ego there in China" and though they couldnít understand each otherís words, she was deeply touched by the way their work communicated."
Block Island Times Article
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Karst Formations in Guelin from the Flanagan Gallery
Link to Gallery for more views.
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You can see here what I had in mind as I painted this when I got home. I don't know what precisely it meant to me. The young woman fascinated me. She's a variation of a model on the cover of a book of China storie. Collectively the stories preach the moral of selflessness in favor of the community. And the good and selfless guys usually win. But I wonder how the heroines would feel before such a scene as the mountains of Guelin. Such beauty, such possibility, restrained by the very real problems of a dysfunctional infrastructure. The morals stand for all I believe in when it comes to not exploiting others. But then others exploit them. Maybe, for me, the mountains of Guelin represent the option and the challenge of rethinking our myths, our fairy tales, our morals. In all the stories, as I recall, answerability was lacking.
- Karst Formations and Bamboo - Southern China
- The Topography of Karst Formations On a travel site; but very informative.
- Dishman Lane Collapse Photos and Center for Cave and Karst Studies at Western Kentucky University. There's an aerial view, with a link to Dishman Lane Collapse Photos. three of the central links on that page are working. The two photos of the black truck fallen into the collapse are unimaginable, when you compare them to the overal highway view of the first page. These are the geological concerns that accompany karst formations such as we saw in Guelin.