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Generations: Filling a stock tank—about six miles south of Greensburg, Kansas, October 2011
  • Larry Schwarm
    born 1944
    born: Greensburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Generations: Filling a stock tank—about six miles south of Greensburg, Kansas, October 2011, 2011
  • Where object was made: Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, United States
  • inkjet print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40.7 x 61 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 x 24 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1 x 1 cm
    Frame Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Courtesy of artist
  • On view: Perkins Central Court, 317, W4
  • EL2018.034
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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"Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers", 11-Aug-2018
“Farmers at this location have recently set up a new watering system that provides even more water because the well being diverted in this image is 150 feet deep and going dry… The aquifer cannot be seen with human eyes, yet we see its water in the form of irrigation as well as smaller applications such as this single hose filling a stock tank. In nearly all locales, the aquifer is being depleted at faster rates that the formation can naturally recharge” (pg. 20). Water usage is a major factor in farming practices, including concerns about precipitation, irrigation, flooding, drought, and aquifers. Tap the web icon to learn more about aquifers and other water concerns in farming.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this work, turn to pages 20 and 21 in the exhibition catalog (available in the galleries).