For my first article for Edible Madison magazine in fall 2010 (which was, in fact, my first published piece of food writing), I visited Fountain Prairie Inn and Farms. I had a lovely time meeting and interviewing John and Dorothy Priske about their herd of Highland Cattle, which they raise for grass-fed beef on their sustainable farm. You can imagine my surprise and delight, then, when I went to drop off a package at the post office in downtown Madison and saw an art installation featuring pictures of the long, curly horns of the Priskes’ cattle, in very Georgia O’Keefe-like style. I love finding art in unexpected places, especially when it strikes a personal connection. Have you stumbled upon any art in your daily life lately?
Note: the installation did not have the name of an artist to accredit, except to say that it was a project sponsored by the farm. If you know who created these works, please let me know so I can give credit for these lovely pieces.