THE ACCIDENT by Arts Lecturer Ken Ragsdale
THE ACCIDENT by Arts Lecturer Ken RagsdaleDate posted: 2014-01-28 16:39:35
“This piece represents a specific childhood memory. I was probably 6 or 7 years old. Living in the country in a house next to the highway. Playing with my Tonka truck on the edge of the lawn close by the road on a hot summer day. Getting as much dirt on my clothes as I could, very likely fighting with my brothers, and doing my best to wreck the truck.
Suddenly there was a loud roar, and a screech, and a bang. A real pick-up pulling a loaded horse trailer had come over the hill and down the highway much too fast, the driver lost control, and the whole party ended up in the creek not 50 feet from where I was sitting in the dirt. So far as I recall, everyone emerged from the wreckage just fine, including the horses. Though the work illustrates a specific event, it is also very much intended to act as a metaphor for many of the changes that have effected me over the years since that day.” – Ken Ragsdale, Arts Lecturer
Dimensions variable / this site @ 48" h x 100" w x 24" d Foam board, graphite, ink, bookbinder's tape, fishing line, flat-washers, drywall screws and PVC boards.
March 27, 2019 7:00 PM
EMPAC Studio Beta
Documentary filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, will present her recent film Yours in Sisterhood (2018), which uses as source material the archives of Ms. Magazine. Lusztig uses letters to the editor, filming them read by people living in towns and cities across the country where the letters originated.