ISCxJSP Resident Sherwin Rio | THE SPIRIT’S WORK IS SHARED LIFTING

THE SPIRIT’S WORK IS SHARED LIFTING at Josephine Sculpture Park

At late dawn of my last morning at the Josephine Sculpture Park, I sat in the black Cushman utility cart at the top of the knoll staring across the rolling, open expanse at either sides of the sculpture-lined entrance road. To the left is a green grassy field. To the right is a meadow mid-restoration: odd heights of brown-gold overgrowth, big stones emerging from the earth at sharp angles, and knotted roots twisting above the lumpy, caked soil. This area of land sits between the entrance and a looming tobacco barn— well-worn and aged. Indeed, this used to be a tobacco field before it was a corn field. Now it’s in the process of growing Kentucky-native plants by seed.

Continue reading