Invaders of EKY. stoneware, tool dip by Stef Ratliff. All Rights Reserved. What is Appalachia without mountains? What are Appalachian people without an Appalachia? This ceramic stoneware wall hanging artwork, as abstract as it may seem, is the closest representation of a harsh truth a child of coal miner never wanted to admit.
What is a beach without water? What is a forest without trees? What is Appalachia without mountains?
Rural Appalachia isn't just a place, it's a people. Our mountains guide us, provide for us &; protect us. What direction do we take when the landmarks are stripped away? What does a wasteland provide? What will protect us once we have destroyed ourselves?
What are Appalachian people without an Appalachia?
I hope to never find out. My artwork, as abstract as it may seem, are the closest representations of a harsh truth a child of coal miner never wanted to admit.
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