SAT stands for me (Samantha Anne Thomas)
SATurable: the anthropology of hue. This is an investigation of my daily work and musings through the relativity of color and its defining impressions it leaves of people and landscape.
I come from the Midwest atop the limestone bluffs of the Mississippi River. A St. Paulian. It is not an exotic place. An aerial view of the Twin Cities would show rectangular structures lining a curvilinear waterway speckled with patches of green and dots of blue. Upon a closer look at the nature and breadth of the Twin Cities reveals a unique confluence of geography and social history that drives both commerce and culture. Once a frontier inhabited largely by the Dakota, a river navigated by Zebulon Pike, and now home to the largest Somali refugee/immigrant population in the United States. The Twin Cities demonstrates its fluidity to change. The Mississippi River runs through us all.
Running along East River Road one morning a huge eagle came swooping down 10 ft from my head. That moment reminded me of the contrast and integration of the built and natural landscape. More importantly, the eagle was a symbol of resiliency and dignity. A visionary, a travelory, the confident lost wanderer.
I’ll try to imitate.