Samuel, a member of Faith, discovered a love of landscape while driving the rural roads of eastern Iowa as an art student in Milwaukee and then eventually as a geography student. At UNI, he learned the art of cartography and discovered another medium through which to create landscapes. His captivating and innovative work focuses on Iowa’s geographic diversity and the demographic and societal shifts taking place throughout the region.
As a rural planner, his work focuses on land use and finding a balance between the pressures of growth and the preservation of agriculture and natural areas. He invites the congregation to view his work and draw their own conclusions about the transformations taking place in Iowa. His exhibition runs from May 14 – August 13, 2016.