Stored Potential Unleashed

My friend and art director partner, Cathy Solarana, is excited to see her art work stretched 80′ high by 20′ wide in downtown Omaha (and I’m excited for her).

The community art project is called Stored Potential. It’s a large-scale installation attempting to show the interrelatedness of land use, agriculture, and food.

Cathy chose the iconic drive shed as her focus of exploration. Although humble wood structures, the drive shed’s function is important: to protect farmers from the weather while unloading their grain. A simple structure resembling a wooden lean-to, the drive shed is nonetheless an important part of the uniquely North American “architecture of grain,” designed for function and simplicity without unnecessary decoration.

The project is sponsored by Omaha-based Emerging Terrain, a non-profit research and design collaborative.

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