Artwork #107


Valerie Fowler

Blunn Creek From Above

Oil on canvas, 2016

"Blunn Creek From Above" is from "The Neighborhoods Series", a continuing documentation of my own neighborhood and others around Austin, used to interpret the intersection between humankind and the nature which surrounds us.

Blunn Creek runs through my South Austin neighborhood. This particular spot is in an industrial stretch close to Ben White Boulevard at South Congress. The creek runs through lovely, pastoral spots as well. It makes me think of the Daniel Johnston song “Running Water”, “...What are you running from?” I wonder what the water brings and what it takes and what it experiences on it’s travels.