Karst, Massey Burke, 2012

In 2012, Walton Arts Center and Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts & Nature Festival introduced the Artosphere Partner Grant program. Artists were invited to apply for funding to create new and original works as part of the Artosphere festival. We're pleased to feature the work of Fayetteville native Massey Burke.

Using native clay soil and stones, straw, sand, and other natural materials, Ms. Burke worked with community volunteers to create an earthwork that explores the continuum between wild ecosystems and human created ecosystems. This earthwork, Karst, named for the limestone bedrock found throughout Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks, demonstrates how a functional, sculptural building can be constructed from sustainable materials.  This piece was dismantled in May 2014.



KUAF's Ozarks at Large Interviews Massey Burke