Buried deep
Beneath the towering oak
She claws her way back north.
Desperate and in need of air
She loses a nail along the way.

Artist statement

This series of photographs are my attempt to breath symbolic life into the inanimate. It’s my hope the short prose, written after the photographs were taken, enhance and help further the narrative for the viewer.


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John Rankine is an award winning multi-media artist who has made Eureka Springs home for the past 20 years. He lives with his husband, three dogs, cat Lola, several goats and chickens on 20 acres just outside the city limits.

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