Welcome to Spoon River Elements!
Photographic prints and more are available.
Feel free to browse my galleries and contact me with questions or requests.
It is such a joy for me to be able to share my work with you.
What is Spoon River?
I used to watch the Spoon River meander down its channel of murky muddy water from the time I could walk. Spoon River is a calm river and lives up to its reputation in what we could call the antique book of poems “Spoon River Anthologies” by Edgar Lee Masters. While the characters from Masters’ book are long gone, travel along the Spoon River and you will be able to envision some of these people living there in the shadows of the elm or the walnut just waiting to have a conversation with you.
Spoon River plays host to many critters and birds. It was originally named, Amaquonsippi, after the Amaquon, which means mussel or shell in Algonquin language. The mussel and shell was used like a spoon or an eating utensil. Sippi means river; thus Spoon River. What a joy to walk in the bottoms along the river and find an old clam shell now almost extinct.
Spoon River was never meant to be underestimated. The power it has to devour earthen banks, move hard wood trees complete with root systems and all, and flatten crops when flooding is to be respected. Spoon River has a mind of its own and uses it wisely and foolishly.
Elements of Nature
There are always many elements to deal with in nature; fire, wind, rain, snow, sleet, tornados, earthquakes to name a few. It seemed only right that the second half of the name of my business should be Elements. As an artist, I am constantly dealing with all the elements in nature and with many elements in the art world.
It is my hope that you will be able to find a piece of your soul somewhere in my work, or find a piece of your heart. Either way, please enjoy looking and share this webpage with all who might enjoy.
Thank you for looking – Lisa KC, Queticogal