Little Boy Bluet

Little Boy Bluet
Come sound the alarm
That spring is here
And winters gone

Artist statement

This series of photographs are my attempt to breathe symbolic life into the inanimate. It’s my hope the short prose, written after the photographs were taken, enhance and help further the narrative for the viewer.


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John Rankine is an award-winning, multi-media artist who has made Eureka Springs home for the past 28 years. Rankine was the recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Fellowship Award in 2009 for outstanding achievement in the arts in Arkansas for his photographic installation, “A Community At Peace." He was awarded an Artist 360 grant in 2018 for his “Men with Earrings” photographic series. Rankine is co-owner of Brews, a coffee/craft beer establishment in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and lives with his husband Bill and dog Waldo on ten acres of land just outside the city limits.

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