2D & 3D Art

This Iowa artist's meticulous compositions mine the haunted space between object and idea.

Poet Molly Beth Griffin and illustrator Claudia McGehee came together to celebrate the Sand Hill crane's migration.
by Molly Beth Griffin and Claudia McGehee

The Kansas City artist's strongly horizontal paintings capture the sweep of the Midwestern sky and landscape.

This painter found inspiration for her triptych in one of the Midwest's most common sights: a cornfield.

Where's the prairie? Is it an untouched remnant? A farm landscape? A freshly mowed suburban yard? Our correspondent says "yes."
by Thomas Dean

Linda Omaña, a member of our editorial staff, sat down with the photographer when he was on Grinnell College’s campus.
by Linda Omaña

The artist's recent images were influenced by the gradual transformation of the prairie by settlements and agriculture.
by Tony Crowley

In this closeup, we focus on a central Minnesota artist who uses multiple media to explore place, gender, and history.

This Kansas artist abstracts prairie animals from their natural settings. The result: mysterious beauty.

Quilts aren't just for beds. Our correspondent shows us how they're warming up the rural landscape, too.
by Janet Carl
Digital Art

Digital artwork inspired by Grinnell’s beautiful sunsets and the restored prairie of the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA).
by Ajuna Kyaruzi

The work of this Connecticut-based photographer has frequently found its way onto our pages. Take a look at his work to see why.
Digital Art

It's a deceptively simple question. Our associate editor created an infographic to provide the not-so-simple answer.
by Cecilia Bergman

"Ekphrasis" denotes a poem about a strong visual. See if you think these poems, paired with the drawings which inspired them, fit the bill.
by Ben and Therese Brosseau

What's an East Coast transplant to do when she doesn't feel she fits in the Midwest? Fill a car with friends and head for Davenport, Iowa.
by Tracy Harris

What's the best way to find out how "community" is defined where you live? Ask the local kids to make a mural.
by Kaitie Hess

Two artists, born decades apart and working in entirely different mediums, found common ground in prairie wildflowers.
by Cornelia Clarke and Lydia Krueger Curtis

To depict ecological change in the American landscape, this artist brings together paints, drawing materials and altered photographs.

To catch the expressive way prairie flowers reach for the sky, Madeline Howland prefers the simplest tools: graphite and a sketchbook.

This artist has shared her visions of the prairie landscape in almost every issue of our journal. We're fortunate to feature four more.

This photographer is providing her second backdrop for our table of contents: staghorn sumac at Neal Smith National Wildlife Preserve.