"In Memoriam is a very special piece for me personally. My kids grew up feeding and petting the dozen or so horses that grazed behind our property. They were lovely and all certainly a magical addition to their childhood. At the end of 2022 and about a year from the start of the construction of Parmer Ranch, we noticed we hadn't seen them for a while. Days later we heard the bulldozers roll through and scrape what we were told was to remain a green space of all its trees, rocks and brush, along with any hidden habitats under the brush.
Gone are the horses, wild turkeys, foxes, deer, all the other creatures that visited that pasture and called it home. The jackhammering through the tons of table rock to put in pipes was so intense that for months our special needs daughter cried everyday from the pressure that made our house shake.
When we moved out here, it was to give our kids a simpler life than they could find in the suburban neighborhood where we used to live. It just followed us out to north of Georgetown. In many ways this exhibit is my eulogy for that land and a hope that we all live more in the moment and enjoy the special things around us that will inevitably be swallowed up by the "progress" and expansion of the human race."