Norwood Viviano explores the rise and fall of cities, turning changes in population, industry, and land use into art that is equally beautiful and intriguing. He has two installations on display at the Renwick: Global Cities and Mining Industries.
Global Cities uses hanging blown glass pendants (like large Christmas ornaments) to illustrate population change over time in 29 cities around the world.
It was only later in life that he realized that all of the modern young people in his father’s photographs probably also spoke Kiowa and carried out their traditional customs.
I found it even more fascinating that they were able to do so and look so care-free, confident, and elegant in adapting to their changing worlds.