Prelude, to a 500 Year Flood

Flood Tales

The 2008-2009 edition of The Daily Palette is proud to present "Flood Tales," an ongoing feature that will present creative work focusing on the 500 Year Flood of June 2008 and Iowa's remarkable and inspiring recovery efforts. The Daily Palette invites writers and artists working in all media to submit materials for inclusion in the project: documentary photography, first person accounts, creative non-fiction, visual art, video and audio works, and multimedia.


NANCY PURINGTON
Prelude, to a 500 Year Flood, digital photographic image, 2008

Nancy Purington, b. Davenport Iowa 1947
Series: 
Moonlight On The Mississippi
Flotam & Jetsam
Sticks Stones Shells Pearls
Twelve Views Of Water
Nancy received a 2007 Iowa Artist Major Grant to develop touring exhibition titled Twelve Views of Water.
Exhibition opens June 28, 2009,  Muscatine Art Center.

Excerpts from artist's journal:  HOW HIGH IS THE RIVER TODAY?

June 15th 2008
"Nothing says it better than a 500 Year Flood."

August 2, 2008
"Somewhere between drowning and saving my own life I found time to make these notes!"

Nancy Purington's website

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on August 27, 2008

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