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Description Corn Crib at ESHIn 1829, the Legislature appropriated $1,200.00 to erect three brick walls, to enclose a yard around the asylum for the exercise of the patients. The walls were to enclose about an acre and a half, in the rear of the buildings. The ground to be enclosed by the walls was to be divided into three yards; one for females and the other two for males; so as to allow a separation of the males into two classes.In 1861, one hundred and thirty acres of land was finally added to the asylum. A stable for milk cows, 84 feet long and 16 feet wide was erected, along with a carriage house, wagon shed, piggery and a slaughter house. A comparison of the small rectangular airing yards for males and females depicted on the 1837 site plan, and the 1861 topographic map titled The Pleasure Grounds shows how far landscape design had come at the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. The 1861 map depicts circular drives, groves of trees, a flower garden, fountain, orchard, and fish pond. They continued to add to the grounds over the years. For example, in 1875 a large reservoir was completed. In 1898, they supplemented the orchard by planting four hundred fruit trees, including: 100 plum, 100 peach, 100 pear, and 100 cherry trees. In addition to the male and female buildings, an 1871 birds eye view of the asylum shows a network of circular drives and groves of trees and an 1877 atlas of the site shows an even more extensive network of roads and walks. In fact, as late as 1901, several thousand additional feet of walks were being laid. In 1869, the Directors reported that our pleasure grounds, provided with seats, arbors, flower gardens, swings, & ca., are extensive, and are growing more beautiful every day (Annual Report 1869:16).
GG Burns, Kentucky Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement For G.G. Burns, art is an innate force … first bubbling out, as a 2-year olds' crayon drawings to over 40 years of illustrating, painting and creating digital designs.
With over twenty-five years experience as a fashion illustrator and then later as a graphic designer-digital illustrator, GG has worked for several fortune 500 corporations. Finally GG has the freedom to enjoy her creative wanderlust as well as to benefit from its therapeutic value. Her complete immersion into new mediums and concepts allow her to move beyond several serious heath challenges into the expanded world of the visual mind.
GG's unique style sets her apart from the sea of other Kentucky-based artists. Imagine a multimedia combination of design and illustration; a lifetime of painting with acrylics, oils, watercolors, and now her "new love" ~ alcohol inks. Her colors turn the words "vivid" and "vibrant" into understatements. Her coasters, trivets, handbags and other items are not only useful; they are so beautiful you might have trouble looking away!
GG calls her style "Functional Art" – art that serves a purpose, is affordable, unique, and created by hand in Kentucky. More than just something that hangs on a wall or sits on a shelf, GG's Functional Art stimulates inspiration and discussion, adds beauty, sends a message, and connects people through conversation. A delightfully unique combination of alcohol inks, acrylic paints, resin, and pixels, her beautiful coasters and trivets are more than a collection of pretty colors; these creative works brighten up a home or office on many levels. Simply put, as GG will tell you: "Functional Art is art you can use."
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