WALT KOSTY

Artist Statement

I live and work in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a small Indian village that became known as “the Oil Capital of the World”, at the beginning of the 20th century following the discovery of great deposits of oil beneath the surrounding area.

Over the past six years I have been photographing the city from my car; working from a vehicle provides me with the mobility to connect with a larger portion of the cities terrain and to view my surroundings from the perspective of a traveler; a traveller exploring the present and the past. I attempt to render a glimpse into what is absent from what is present and to acknowledge what is present from what is absent.

Artist Bio

I am a self-taught visual artist. My background in creative writing drew me toward the performing arts nearly thirty years ago. Initially i worked as a poet and an actor until developing numerous collaborative performance pieces with musicians, dancers and visual artists.

My writing and photographs have been published in several periodicals and locally in This Land Press. I am also the author of “MEMORY SCORE: an overture to time”, an overview at of Living Arts of Tulsa, first 40 years as Tulsa’s oldest art institute

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