Description The wild lands are a real place near here. An actual geographical location that I used to spend some time. We discovered it quite by accident, or by trespassing, whatever one wants to call it, and its location is known to only me and a few of my friends… but anyhoo, its a crazy spot, an oasis of absolute emptiness and a forgotten island of grassland in a sea of sand, with nothing but unbeaten paths leading to it. It covers an immense area and it always felt to me like no one owned an ounce of it, even though I knew someone must, this is Kansas after all, there is no public land. The days of being able to spend away the hours there are long past, and I hadn’t thought about the wild lands in years until I had a dream a couple nights ago about these giants walking around out there at dusk. Odd. Hope you dig it.
Ethan Harris, kansas Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement I like the weird. Like it a lot. I strive for weird with my illustrations. I hope it's that peculiarity that makes my work fun for the viewer, the myriad of stories one can interpret from the characters on the paper. A juxtaposition of odd creatures and objects found in curious situations, with several possible conclusions as to what the circumstances are. It's an exercise in open-minded observation, I hope to refresh the audience's curiosity and to spark their imagination.