Treasured Montana Artist Statement
Can you imagine living in a time and place where the extremes were a part of your daily life?
The trip to the store took days in a horse drawn wagon over rocky, barren plains. A wild and endless land whose dirt, with the slightest touch of rain, turns to sticky gumbo that makes travel impossible. Hurricane force winds that blow for days upon days with only a tarpaper shack to stand in its way. And when you awake after a bitter, bitter cold winter night, you find that your hair is frozen to the wall. Why would you live here?
“The Wind Blows” is a photographic journey through forgotten Northeastern Montana. A region filled with people and places that deserve to be remembered by future generations. It is one of the reasons why our beloved Treasure State is still for many, the Last Best Place.
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