This particular work of art was created during an artist residency sponsored by the National Parks Service in response to a call for works that speak to our collective concerns about the endangered environment.
The title "HOW LONG...???" is taken from a sentence of text in the work of art. The text addresses the question of our collective responsible stewardship here upon planet earth.
In this work, I have drawn inspiration from the spirit of my Native American ancestors. The text is written as if an ancestor is speaking. There is visual reference to the earth, an individual standing upon the earth, and the sky with a sun and another star. The arching line across the picture plane references spirit connecting human to the stars.
Durham, North Carolina
Save Our Oceans, Save Our Seas
Born in Greensboro, NC in 1953 Vandorn Hinnant received a BA from NC A & T State University in Greensboro NC in 1981. A recipient of a 1993-1994 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award, and has participated in artist residencies at The Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, Project Row Houses (Round 10), Penland School of Crafts, Center for Design Innovation (W-S, NC), the National Arts Education Association, and the Brandywine Workshop, a leader in the development of offset lithography as a fine art. He has served as guest curator, juror, and lecturer at a number of colleges and universities. Hinnant has also served as a museum preparator for his alma mater and the Diggs Gallery at Winston Salem State University.