Coming to Navasota from Houston, I had some plans for what I wanted to photograph during the residency, but knew very little about the town itself. Upon actually coming here, I became fascinated with the historic buildings, and particularly, the churches. The variety of stained glass they contained, both old and new, traditional and more contemporary, drew my attention. In my senior year at Rice University, I created a photo series called Set In Stone, made up of photographs of thin-sections of rock printed on transparency and mounted in custom frames that backlit the images. One of the most common comments I received from those who viewed it was that they looked like stained glass. Moving onward from that project, I continued to work with transparency, and Navasota’s churches provided a perfect subject to utilize the medium. I already have a few pieces showcasing some of the stained glass and churches in town on display at the Horlock House, but I have many more in the works. Stop by and take a look!
On the 4th Friday of March we painted rocks at the Gallery Downtown and now the rocks are hiding around Navasota for you to seek! If you found an Art Rock, please take a picture of you with the Art Rock and post it on the “Rocking Navasota with Art” Facebook group page. You can keep the rock and create another art rock for someone else to find, or you can hide the rock by releasing it into the wilds of downtown Navasota for another hunter to find. Let’s rock Navasota and have fun with art!