Sean Preciado Genell, Marco's Taxicab, Iowa City, Iowa</i>, from the project <i>Lost in the Midwest

A Celebration of Iowa City!

This week the Daily Palette is featuring art & writing that celebrates Iowa's fifth largest city (and the State's first capital)--Iowa City!

Sean Preciado Genell, Marco's Taxicab, Iowa City, Iowa, from the project Lost in the Midwest, photograph, 2013

Sandra Dyas is a visual artist living in Iowa City.  She received her MFA from the University of Iowa in 1998.  In 2007, the University of Iowa Press published her first book of photographs entitled Down to the River; Portraits of Iowa Musicians.  Her newest self-published book, my eyes are not shut, is available on  Sandra teaches art at Cornell College and her work has been shown and published internationally.

Sandra and her work can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, as well as on her personal blog.

The artist tells us this about her work:

"Lost in the Midwest is a project I am presently working on. I am creating portraits of people who have made the Midwest their home. Iowa has always been my home and I feel very connected to this particular landscape. Our roots play a critical role in shaping who we become. I am interested in how and why we attach ourselves to place."

Sandra Dyas's website

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on January 07, 2014

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